The Berkeley Daily Planet received this letter addressed to the Berkeley City Council:
Thank you for passing the resolution calling for an end to our government’s current bombing campaign in Afghanistan. This resolution is yet another reason why I am proud to call Berkeley home! I agree that our government's bombing campaign in Afghanistan is wrong. My first thought after hearing that the resolution passed was that Berkeley is once again brave to express its views. Then I was saddened to think that expressing an opinion today in this country could be considered brave, and not simply a normal aspect of a democracy. It is as if we have become a Communist country, where we as citizens must either adhere to the party line and "watch what we say," or else! Thanks again!