17 November 2006

Proof that "San Francisco values" are out of touch

Greetings to all of you fine Americans who voted to put Nancy Pelosi in charge of the House of Representatives. Here's your "San Francisco values" at work:
After 90 years in San Francisco high schools, the Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps must go, the San Francisco school board decided Tuesday night.

The board voted 4-2 to eliminate the popular program, phasing it out over two years.

Dozens of JROTC cadets at the board meeting burst into tears or covered their faces after the votes were cast.

"We're really shocked,'' said fourth-year Cadet Eric Chu, a senior at Lowell High School, his eyes filling with tears. "It provided me with a place to go.''
JROTC programs are very popular in inner-city schools. They are alternatives to gangs and inner-city violence:
Opponents acknowledged the program is popular and even helps some students stay in school and out of trouble.
Surprisingly, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom disagreed with the decision:
"The move sends the wrong message," he said. "It's important for the city not to be identified with disrespecting the sacrifice of men and women in uniform."
Which, of course, is exactly what these anti-military peace freaks are doing. Newsom added:
"You think this is going to help keep families in San Francisco?" the mayor added. "No. It's going to hurt."
The best part is the last paragraph of the article:
On other matters, the board introduced a resolution that makes race a factor in deciding what school a child will attend starting with the 2008-09 school year.
I remember a quote from a revered man who once said:
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.
Would Dr. King want his children's school decisions to be determined based on their skin color? San Francisco calls this "affirmative action." I call it racism.
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