Any commissioned officer who uses contemptuous words against the President, the Vice President, Congress, the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of a military department, the Secretary of Transportation, or the Governor or legislature of any State, Territory, Commonwealth, or possession in which he is on duty or present shall be punished as a court-martial may direct
This code was in effect when I served in the early 70’s and I am sure long before that. There are serveral other codes that could have applied in this case.
Article 88 of the UCMJ applies to commissioned officers, not NCOs. This Sgt. can say whatever he wants, to whomever he wants, as long as he’s not in uniform.
It’s just more PC chickenshit from the higher-highers in my once proud and beloved Corps.
You are correct....., but....
What if the Sergeant genuinely believes the President is ineligible...?
Then, should he still pay him the same honor due a legitimate President, especially since, he — as an American fighting man — has taken an oath to uphold the CONSTITUTION — and not those who UNDERMINE it?
Besides, if it turns out — and there is certainly at least that possibility, is there not — to have been ineligible, then will any of his orders during his usurped term(s) in office have been lawful?
These are not easy questions for anyone serving in the military at this time.
I give this NCO high marks for courage.....
Where is Senator Cornyn? Senator Hatch? John Boehner? These guys are not doing their jobs, in my opinion, by being Congressional “wallflowers” when it comes to standing up to the President.
Yes: He will be kicked out, but — I predict — with no prison sentence, because everyone knows that Obama — based on the documentation that he has presented to the public thus far — is quite possibly ineligible.
should he be dismissed.....
should he run for office
The military does not practice democracy (nor should they) they uphold the Constitution (or should be).
Unfortunately the Officer Corps is more political (or if you please CHICKEN SH!T) than they need to be, and relatively stand in the shadows as treasonous politicians are allowed to flourish (See NDAA, and HB 347 if you want to see first hand) not to mention KenyaCare (which BTW the unelected 9 are deciding)