Friday, March 11, 2005

This is one of those stories where you just shake your head.

Some Marines were shocked by a decision made by Detroit auto workers about parking recently. Here are some excerpts from the article:

"For a number of years now, dozens of Marine reservists have been thankful to park in the UAW’s lot for weekend training with no problem at all, until now."

"Marines at nearby Marine Corps Reserve Center say on Tuesday morning, the director of security at the UAW told them that while they support the troops, Marines driving foreign vehicles or sporting a President George Bush bumper sticker were no longer welcome to park there."

"A spokesman for the UAW released a statement to Action News which reads: "While reservists certainly have the right to drive non-union made vehicles and display bumper stickers touting the most anti-worker, anti-union president since the 1920s, that doesn’t mean they have the right to park in a lot owned by members of the UAW."

I cannot find the words to describe how appalled I am by this. These are men who fight for our country. These are men who one day could be saving these guy's lives, literally. And they decide that because the Marines there hold a different political view they won't let them park there???? Parking there is a common courtesy and has nothing to do with politics and shouldn't.

My Church lets different organizations use our parking lot when it is not in use. Many Churches do. If say, a men's civic club parked there, and I happened to drive by and see they had Kerry/Edward stickers on their car, it would never even occur to me to call the Priest and demand they not be allowed to park there because they have stickers that support a man that opposes the teachings of our Church. Parking is not political. This is called being nice, being neighborly.

I'm telling you, it is things like this that make the democrats look so bad. And the sad thing is they don't even see it. via RusurrectionSong