Skip to comments.DISHONORABLE FACEBOOKING? Off-Duty Marine facing discharge over Anti-Obama facebook posts
Posted on 04/07/2012 5:23:10 AM PDT by kindred
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Sorry, but people in military service are not allowed to be caught disparaging their C-in-C during their term. They can grumble to other grunts over pushups but they can’t get caught in a way the CO can’t bail them out. You post against your C-in-C on facebook, and you are going to be prosecuted. And there is nothing unconstitutional abut it.
Let me spell it out for you: Lots of active duty military were used by the Left to demonize Commander in Chief George W. Bush because of the war against terrorists in Afghanistan and Iraq (a war authorized by Congress) and no one said a word against that. Now that there is one Tea Party supporter speaking his mind about the unconstitutionality of the current President’s policies (citizen detainment without trial or representation) the book is going to be thrown at him. This is my point.
It was wrong for them to do it, and it is wrong for our guy as well. However, a lot of those letters were somewhat anonymous or refrained from speaking directly about Bush. Some of them may not have even been military, and some may have been discharged. But just because they did it, doesnt me we should either. There is a reason for the policy (to not give aid and comfort to the enemy), and if you break it, you are doing just that.
Sam, you obviously served when men were valorous and the leaders noble. The enemy is now in the White House and time is very short.
I actually have not had the pleasure of serving yet, but quite a few people in my life have, and they take that seriously. A lot of people get away with it by not doing it publicly, but it is still wrong.
I’d say “General Under Honorable Conditions”. But he was warned, and so should be discharged, and busted down to E-1.
As a private citizen off duty, he has 1st ammendment rights and the president is a jackass to put it mildly! This sounds totally illegal to me.
Yet anther reason why the Marine Corp cannot be trusted, and should be striped down and confined to navy ships. Any Marne who sets food on U.S. Soil as a function of his or her military duty’s must be regarded as a member of the army and function under the constitutional restrictions thereto.
Furthermore the number of Marines must be strictly limited to those nessary to defend existing navy ships. It would be most unwise to allow the constitutionalism dubious Marine core to grow to such a size that they might be used by a lawless president to attack Americans in America.
As an official policy ANY military officer who demonstrates a willingness to follow Constitutionally unauthorized orders should be removed from the militarily dishonorably. Any u.s. Military officer that actually does carry out an unconstitutional order should be shot.
There is no room to play nice in this area. We cannot afford to allow our own military to be maintained as an institution willing & able to overthrow what little is left of our republic. Officers & personal either demonstrably and veritably hold their first loyalty to the Constitution or they cannot be allowed to hold any position of authority or trust under the same. Zero Tolerance for traitors!
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