DeMaio Sponsors Petition to Mobilize Support to Save Mt. Soledad Memorial
I’m sponsoring a petition to get Congress to intervene to keep the Mt. Soledad Memorial where it is.
Can you sign the petition so we can send a strong message in support of keeping the memorial?
Here’s the petition link: http://bit.ly/SaveSoledad
Congressman Scott Peters supported the removal of the Mt. Soledad Memorial, and since then we have seen millions in taxpayer dollars spent on endless lawsuits.
In fact, over 70% of San Diegans disagree with Peters’ extreme position on this issue – as do I.
Throughout my time in public service, I have consistently believed that government ought to stay out of divisive social issues and refocus on fiscal reform, economic prosperity, and government accountability.
My commitment to protect the Mt. Soledad Memorial is a perfect example of my philosophy in action.
I do not believe we should be wasting our time or bandwidth of public debate (not to mention millions of taxpayer dollars) on frivolous lawsuits brought by extreme groups seeking to remove the Memorial.
It boils down to this simple question: Why not let San Diegans honor our nation’s military service members with this memorial and with whatever symbols of respect they want to use?
Both the Mt. Soledad Memorial and the Hillcrest Rainbow Flag underwent a pubic vetting and approval process – and obtained the support of San Diegans.
If those on the far left really stand for inclusion and respect for differing points of view as they did when they supported the Hillcrest Rainbow Flag project, I invite them today to join me in protecting the Mt. Soledad Memorial from government interference.
Social issues should be left to individuals to decide, not government to mandate.
It is a philosophy built around freedom and respect. You can never have too much of both!