Skip to comments.Marine Faces 'Other Than Honorable' Discharge Over Anti-Obama Facebook Comment
Posted on 04/16/2012 5:09:46 AM PDT by safetysign
A federal judge on Friday rejected Sgt. Gary Stein's injunction to halt a military tribunal's recommendation that he receive the discharge following anti-Obama comments he made on a private Facebook page in March, according to court documents.
Stein, 26, has maintained a webpage for the last two years about the armed forces tea party group he founded, including a disclaimer that the views were his own and didn't reflect those of his employer.
But according to his attorney, Stein never ran into any trouble until last month, when he wrote: "Screw Obama. I will not follow all orders from him."
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We can only hope that the next real president will be able to overturn this injustice and restore this patriot’s honor.
Soldier nailed by Obama Nazis. The Progressive Communist pan Leninists mean business. The soldier is lucky to be alive, unlike Breitbart who died after vowing to tell the truth about Obama.
The military joins the coverup on behalf of the usurper.
He knew the rules. He clearly violated them, & dishonored himself in the process. Very stupid & very sad.
Reason #20,849 not to have FB.
I agree that the Marine was mistaken about what he was allowed to say and what he wasn’t allowed to say. I don’t think he dishonored himself.
1. He can’t conduct his personal opinions on a government computer.
2. He can’t speak contemptuously of his commander-in-chief (or any commander, actually). Let him say, “Screw Captain Jones!”, his company commander, and see what that gets him.
3. He can’t give the impression he is speaking as a Marine or on behalf of the Marines, any disclaimers notwithstanding. (I think his website was something about Marine tea party, or Marine protest.)
None of the above is dishonorable, in my opinion. In fact, it doesn’t rise to the level of court martial, if you ask me. I think it was non-judicial, letter of reprimand to the official file kind of stuff. And that would have ended his career in that he would have failed promotion, and it would have been far more quiet and dignified of the Marine Corps to have handled it in this manner.
if the commander in chief had ordered him via his commanders to commit war crimes, he would have had a legal precedent to disobey.
other than that, he signed an oath and was duty bound to obey his superiors.
I find this fascination with putting ones life out there for all to see on facebook disquieting at best.
Completely agree: the Marine Corps has been overwhelmed with political correctness and moral cowardice for many years. Remember the unseemly and disgraceful race to promote the "first female three-star"? General Mutter was an incompetent, yet the Corps raced the other services to be first for whatever political capital that bought us. This action against a Sergeant is the latest example of swatting a fly with a sledgehammer, just to make their masters happy and guarantee their security in promotion and plump retirements. The latest Commandant is a smarmy politico and an embarrassment.
We have been caught up in the whole "promote the tall, good-looking guys who never get in trouble" syndrome while ridding ourselves of the characters and troublemakers who built the couragous reputation of the Corps. Chesty wouldn't have lasted through Second Lieutenant in today's Marine Corps.
That's Marine, not soldier. Spend any time in uniform, Buddy?
I can only hope that Americans choose a next Congress carefully - that my fellow Americans do not send “useful idiots” to Congress but Patriots who will insist on the IMPEACHMENT of any Pagan Communist like Obama-or any of his Administration.
Bingo.. We have a winner!
Hanoi Kerry had already been booted. That’s what the discharge upgrade program under Carter was about.
Nonsense. The rules are clear, and he knew what they were. He blew it. This has nothing to do with an injustice by this administration.
Absolutely. In fact, over-reaction on minor admin matters during wartime is debiliting to morale in that it lessens respect for the wisdom of higher command.
ridding ourselves of the characters and troublemakers who built the couragous reputation of the Corps
Excellent point. There's a time and a place for the odd, the unexpected, the unique. If all you've got are company men, then all you're going to get is company ideas and answers.
Hey Barack O’Quota Baby...just remember that that marine made the mistake of saying openly what virtually all of our military thinks of your sorry illegal *ss.
He made his comments on Afghanistan and Iran during the Bush Administration which was after his supposed DD before Carter. He is still in the Senate so he has not been booted yet.