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Lieber bill would tighten recruiters' access to students

Original post made on Feb 22, 2008

Assemblywoman Sally Lieber, D-Mountain View, is reintroducing a bill today intended to better inform parents on military recruiting among high school students.

See also: Protesters clash at recruitment center

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, February 22, 2008, 12:31 PM

Comments (14)

Posted by justsaying, a resident of Sylvan Park
on Feb 22, 2008 at 1:17 pm

What is this woman all about? Is she bucking for some high office or something -it sounds like nany-state

Spanking Law Expands to Cover Teens
A Bay Area state lawmaker's proposal to ban spanking of infants and toddlers is getting a make-over.
Assemblywoman Sally Lieber, D-Mountain View, says her bill will now include physical punishment of all minors, or children under 18 years old.

Although all families are required to receive this opt-out form with other registration and back-to-school information, Lieber said they often miss the form, which is on page 78 of a packet for Mountain View and Los Altos high school students
Lieber is not directly working with last Friday's protesters. Paul George, director of the Peninsula Peace and Justice Center in Palo Alto, which helped organize the event, said he favors even tighter recruiting policies

Posted by aol447, a resident of The Crossings
on Feb 22, 2008 at 1:18 pm

omg - looking up info on this one - there realy was a site to recall her?
Web Link

Posted by Enough!, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Feb 22, 2008 at 6:19 pm

Fine, then the same families should be exempt from Federal student aid for college, or any other Federal benefits package. Next thing she'll be after is exemptions for the selective service once a young man turns 18.

Posted by Pete Kramer, a resident of another community
on Feb 22, 2008 at 7:28 pm

Why limit high school student access to the military? Credit card companies are all over high school students, particularly as soon as they graduate. There is a whole lot more deception and misleading of young people by credit card companies than the military could ever concoct. Many colleges that solicit high school students offer ROTC. Should those schools also be prohibited from contacting students? How do consent forms hold up legally once a student is 18 years old? Are you telling me that he or she can go vote without their parents' consent but cannot be contacted by a recruiter?

Posted by BillyJoe, a resident of another community
on Feb 22, 2008 at 7:52 pm

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Posted by Thelma, a resident of Cuesta Park
on Feb 23, 2008 at 1:20 am

Ms.Lieber you have lost your mind !!!!

Posted by Lieber FAN, a resident of another community
on Feb 23, 2008 at 1:34 am

There is a need for this kind of legislation nationwide. Thank you Sally Lieber, and thanks to Congressman Mike Honda for supporting legislation to make the Opt-In instead of Opt-Out policy U.S. law.

Posted by BillyJoe, a resident of another community
on Feb 23, 2008 at 1:52 am

[Second gratuitous post by this person removed by Mountain View Voice staff.]

Posted by mom, a resident of another community
on Feb 23, 2008 at 12:14 pm

Why military recruiting is part of No Child Left Behind never made any sense anyway. I think this is a great idea, you should be able to opt-in to having your info shared with the military not have to opt-out.

I have no problem with military recruiters attending a college fair - that seems to be an appropriate venue. Although I'm pretty sure most high school kids are capable of finding a recruiting office if they'd like to join.

My nephew, a HS senior in another state, receives 7-8 calls A WEEK from the various military branches. Glad he has caller ID!

The personal attacks on Ms. Lieber are childish and inappropriate.

Posted by Enough!, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Feb 23, 2008 at 6:23 pm

Bring back the draft, and make sure there's a fair quota reserved for Mountain View and Palo Alto. That will end the whining over recruiters in schools.

Posted by justsaying, a resident of another community
on Feb 24, 2008 at 10:17 am

yes this attack on honda and liber are childish
they started it momma they called people bad names now they want to run and make laws because they cant controll everyone - make them stop momma or i'm gonna tell dad when he gets home

get over it - if honda and lieber think they can rule the world let them try - they really dont have a stake in this anyway so they will say and do whatever it takes to stay in the limelight a little longer and maybe get a few more of your tax bucks - nice
i like the re-call site - what the heck was anyone thinking after that to let her get in office?

Posted by aol447, a resident of The Crossings
on Feb 24, 2008 at 10:32 am

Hmm - I sort of like the draft idea but that lets in the mommas boys who cant even hand the phone calls - what would he do if he actually had to work?
I know a lot of whiners in CA that should go first :)
Oh for Leiber and Honda - yes they will do whatever they can to stay on the gravey train of your tax dollars even if it means looking like an a** to the rest of capitol hill it helps CA image to the nation too ya know - thats the place with Berkeley and now they cant even accept phone calls oh my goodness - heck if I were military I wouldnt want the sorry pitiful person from CA next to me supposedly trying to save my life they would pi** their pants if someone so much as yelled!

Posted by Kent, a resident of another community
on Feb 24, 2008 at 5:11 pm

I did not vote for her for city council long ago. She was more like ACLU member Rose Bird state supreme court judge. Both were Liberal to criminal killers but not to responsible watchful parents. However I wondered what did Sally Lieber think about our MV fire dept. rescued a toddler at Costco parking lot while angry mother suing City of MV. I'll bet Sally favored the mad mother. Hmm?

Posted by Dale, a resident of another community
on Mar 3, 2008 at 6:29 pm

Clear and Obvious Bias in the article:

"Activists protesting outside the new Army Career Center in Mountain View last week CALLED FOR MORE HONESTY and tighter policies for military recruiting among high school students.


Is there any specific evidence that all/some/ANY of the recruiters in Mountain View have been been guilty of dishonesty? No. And yet by acceptance of this allegation (as fact) the author shamefully toes the line.

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