Evidently, Derek Reeve is some kind of libertarian gun nut. His Neanderthalic nature became clearer when I dug up Reeve's so-called “mission,” which appears on his election website:
I pledge to represent San Juan Capistrano according to these principles:Well, Mr. Reeve is in the news again. Evidently, he has named one of dogs “Muhammad,” a fact he went out of his way to report at a recent City Council meeting:
1. America Is Good.
2. God is the Center of Life.
3. Your family is sacred and the ultimate authority, not the government.
4. If you break the law you pay the penalty. Justice is blind and no one is above it.
5. We have a right to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness, but there is no guarantee of equal results.
6. You work hard for what you have and you will share it with who you want to. Government cannot force you to be charitable.
7. It is not un-American to disagree with authority or to share your personal opinion.
8. The government works for you. You do not answer to them, they answer to you.
9. Semper Fidelis
San Juan Capistrano City Councilman Derek Reeve announced at last week's council meeting that he gave one of his dogs—animals considered particularly impure in the Muslim world—the same name as the Muslim prophet Muhammad.
"That's right," Reeve said at the council meeting, "I named my dog Muhammad."
The remarks came during a discussion about a planned dog park in the city. Reeve pulled the item from the meeting agenda, which was scheduled for adoption without discussion, to ask questions and make a brief comment.
Apparently Reeve thought the remark was funny, and so did some meeting attendees, who could be heard laughing on the audio tape of the meeting.
"I have two new dogs. I'm excited about a dog park," Reeve said. "America and Muhammad may want to play with [other] dogs."
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Mayor Sam Allevato said he was "frankly shocked" when he heard Reeve make the comment. Allevato said elected officials need to be held to a higher standard.
His pig, Moses
"I do not believe that comment does any good in the furtherance of good relations with members of the Muslim faith," Allevato said. "We have to be mindful as the elected leaders of the city. What we speak from the dais reverberates throughout the community and throughout the organization."
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This isn't the first time this year that a local city council member has made comments offensive to Muslims. Hundreds turned out at a Villa Park City Council meeting in March to protest comments made by Councilwoman Deborah Pauly, who called attendees at a Muslim charity event "enemies of America."