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Soldier Who Read Conservative Books Now Faces Charges
http://radio.foxnews.com ^ | june 10, 2013 | todd starnes

Posted on 06/10/2013 2:32:31 PM PDT by lowbridge

A member of the U.S. Army Band who said he was reprimanded for having anti-Obama bumper stickers on his personal car, serving Chick-fil-A sandwiches at a party and reading books written by conservative authors like Sean Hannity is now facing Article 15 charges – which cropped up shortly after he went public with his complaints.

Master Sgt. Nathan Sommers, a decorated soloist with the Army Band, is being charged under a federal law that permits commanding officers to conduct non-judicial proceedings for minor offenses.

Sommers is accused of giving a superior officer the wrong date for a doctor’s appointment. He’s also accused of failing to carry out an order. In order to comply with that order, Sommers would have had to disclose private information about his autistic son’s medical records.

The charges were handed down one day after Sommers told Fox News that he was facing discrimination and persecution because of his conservative political and religious beliefs.

“The timing does seem strange,” retired Navy Commander John Bennett Wells told Fox News. “It’s suspicious. No matter what’s happening it looks like a graduated attempt to build a case against him on some really ridiculous charges.

Wells is representing the 25-year veteran who, until last summer, had a spotless record.

The Military District of Washington disputed allegations that Sommers had been reprimanded or disciplined.

“The Soldier is not, and never has been, ‘facing retribution and punishment from the military for having anti-Obama bumper stickers on his car, reading books written by conservative authors like Mark Levin and David Limbaugh, and serving Chick-fil-A sandwiches at his promotion party,’” Public Affairs Director Michelle Roberts told Fox News in a written statement.

However, Wells said that’s simply not true – and he said he’s got official Army documents to support his claims.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Philosophy; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: army; democrats; illegalorder; nathansommers; northkorea; obama; pyongyang; sourcetitlenoturl; stalinists; tyranny
Related thread: Soldier Told Not to Read Levin, Limbaugh or Hannity in Uniform
1 posted on 06/10/2013 2:32:31 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

The libtard homo’s will rise to the top of the military chain of command, until you have a bunch of Nazi SS goons willing to do anything to the general populations

THAT is why they pressed for homos in the military


2 posted on 06/10/2013 2:35:08 PM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: lowbridge

This guy is much worse than Nidal Hasan.


3 posted on 06/10/2013 2:35:33 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: lowbridge

Sure sounds like political oppression of a soldier.

Wow.


4 posted on 06/10/2013 2:35:53 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: F15Eagle

Yep. Our very own little North Korean Army here in the USA, complete with the sordid, slimy “leaders” who have more in common with Nicolae Ceaucescu than they do with Patton or Eisenhower. Someone needs to post names of these “leaders,” as they will be the ones who shoot at Americans when Obama goes full blown Idi Amin on the Country.


5 posted on 06/10/2013 2:39:58 PM PDT by Prole
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To: F15Eagle

A new offense is being added to the Uniform Code of Military Justice—serving while heterosexual.


6 posted on 06/10/2013 2:41:00 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: F15Eagle

I thought Ernst Röhm was long gone.


7 posted on 06/10/2013 2:41:42 PM PDT by glyptol
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To: lowbridge
A member of the U.S. Army Band who said he was reprimanded for [...] serving Chick-fil-A sandwiches at a party...

Really? I will have no problem believing this, if it is true. But I honestly want to see proof that he was reprimanded for serving Chick-Fil-A.

8 posted on 06/10/2013 2:42:18 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: lowbridge

I figure it is only a matter of when, the USSA military officially creates the positions of “political officer” in various units. Just like their role model of USSR, in order to screen out unreliable personnel and ensure proper decision making.


9 posted on 06/10/2013 2:44:33 PM PDT by rigelkentaurus
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To: lowbridge

Wow.


10 posted on 06/10/2013 2:47:35 PM PDT by ocr1 (Sowell FTW)
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To: lowbridge

They tried that with me once. I demanded a “General Court Marshall” which is a right. The C.O. backed off so fast that he left a contrail. It would have made him look like the A$$ that he was.


11 posted on 06/10/2013 2:56:45 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: nickcarraway

Hasan was work place violence...this is SERIOUS...thinking conservative thoughts.


12 posted on 06/10/2013 2:57:01 PM PDT by kjo (+)
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To: Don Corleone

Reminds me of that scene in the first Band of Brothers episode where Winters demands a Court Martial for one of Sobel’s petty little offense charge.

The look on Sobel’s face was priceless. Great acting by David Schwimmer (sp?)


13 posted on 06/10/2013 3:02:27 PM PDT by tanknetter
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To: lowbridge

Is he still allowed to read Fahrenheit 451?


14 posted on 06/10/2013 3:11:37 PM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: F15Eagle
And put away that flag soldier!

There's no green for islam on it.....

It's disgusting that anti-freedom should infest our military!

15 posted on 06/10/2013 3:13:16 PM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: lowbridge

This ‘decorated soloist’ is singing the blues.


16 posted on 06/10/2013 3:18:27 PM PDT by ex-snook (God is Love)
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To: rigelkentaurus

“I figure it is only a matter of when, the USSA military officially creates the positions of “political officer” in various units. Just like their role model of USSR, in order to screen out unreliable personnel and ensure proper decision making.”

Actually, the position of “political officer” has been around for years in the US Military. In the US Army it’s called the Equal Opportunity (EO) Representative. The EO Rep is the enforcer of all things politically correct and “Diversity” is her watchword.

In the Army a unit commander fears only three people; His rater, JAG Officers and EO Reps. Not necessarily in that order.


17 posted on 06/10/2013 3:30:53 PM PDT by fightin kentuckian
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To: lowbridge

It’s like living a some creepy banana republic - or Cuba ... is that what we’ve come to?


18 posted on 06/10/2013 3:36:25 PM PDT by GOPJ (The more we do to you, the less you seem to believe we are doing it - Josef Mengele (new NSA motto))
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To: lowbridge
He’s got 25 years in although he was probably shooting for 30.He’d be wise to request retirement *immediately* because his career is over.In fact this NJP is probably the Army’s way of making sure he goes now and goes quietly.
19 posted on 06/10/2013 3:39:31 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Leno Was Right,They *Are* Undocumented Democrats!)
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To: lowbridge
my sense is that obozo hussein is purposefully ruining this current US military in order to stop future enlistments. Seriously, who would want to serve under this lying commie bastard?
20 posted on 06/10/2013 3:39:34 PM PDT by drypowder
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To: lowbridge
"Even the slightest inference of disrespect towards superiors can have a demoralizing effect on the unit...

We are 0bama's superiors, and his disrespect is having a demoralizing effect on us.

21 posted on 06/10/2013 3:41:21 PM PDT by Excellence (9/11 was an act of faith.)
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To: lowbridge

I suspect that the noose is tightening on all Americans considered enemies of the current administration: tea baggers, gun owners, church goers, free enterprise entrepreneurs; in other words, anyone who does not support Obama.

There are plenty of headlines, but no real action to change the laws or punish the guilty across this deeply corrupt administration.

Could Rush be correct about a coup?


22 posted on 06/10/2013 3:56:39 PM PDT by olezip (Time obliterates the fictions of opinion and confirms the decisions of nature. ~ Cicero)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Eh, depending where he is and if he is happy there, he might want to wait until he gets PCS orders then decline or apply for a transfer. Probably no more promotions but the end is not near.


23 posted on 06/10/2013 4:04:34 PM PDT by MSF BU (n)
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To: Don Corleone

This MSG needs to just do that.....ask for a court-martial. The post commander and JAG would recommend strongly for the commander to drop the charges


24 posted on 06/10/2013 4:12:13 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (George Zimmerman is Innocent)
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To: olezip

tea baggers

&&&
If you are referring to tea party types, please do not use the crude term the Obamedia appliued to us.


25 posted on 06/10/2013 4:15:45 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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To: drypowder

The less enlistments mean a smaller military and then Obama could say, “We have to start the National Civilian Force I wanted from the start.”....Of course, it will be hand-picked by Obama’s henchmen....

We are so screwed..................


26 posted on 06/10/2013 4:33:29 PM PDT by JW1949
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To: lowbridge

The GESTOPO stikes again.


27 posted on 06/10/2013 6:11:53 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: lowbridge
First they came for the Tea Partiers,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a Tea Partiers. Then they came for the Libertarians,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a Libertarians. Then they came for the Christians,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a trade unionist. Then they came for the Jews,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a Jew. Then they came for the Catholic,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a Catholic. Then they came for me,
and there was no one left to speak for me.
28 posted on 06/10/2013 6:12:03 PM PDT by Lake Living
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To: lowbridge
First they came for the Tea Partiers,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a Tea Partiers. Then they came for the Libertarians,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a Libertarians. Then they came for the Christians,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a Christian. Then they came for the Jews,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a Jew. Then they came for the Catholic,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a Catholic. Then they came for me,
and there was no one left to speak for me.
29 posted on 06/10/2013 6:12:58 PM PDT by Lake Living
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To: F15Eagle

repeat....you can not trust our military any more....you can not trust them.....


30 posted on 06/10/2013 6:42:36 PM PDT by cherry
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To: JW1949
so when I suggest that we have to stop lifetime military service and when I suggest that the military pension system is way out of hand and when I don't jump on every "give everything to the vets" mantra, its for a reason......the military -industrial complex must be broken up....

less military...less govt....fewer people willing to break the backs of fellow Americans for a gol darn pension.!

we are now in an era where govt employees/retirees will throw the rest of us in the gas chambers just to keep collecting....are people not realizing this?

31 posted on 06/10/2013 6:48:04 PM PDT by cherry
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To: cherry

We are witnessing a brilliant overthrow of America. The Soviets are freezing along in victory. Sick beyond belief.


32 posted on 06/10/2013 7:47:12 PM PDT by Phillyred
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To: lowbridge

Article 15? Never once met an E-9 who didn’t at least have one.


33 posted on 06/10/2013 7:51:01 PM PDT by IYAS9YAS
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To: lowbridge
I would no more join the Army today than I would Scientology or Zoroastrianism.
34 posted on 06/10/2013 8:54:52 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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To: cherry

Exactly what The Deceiver and The Adversary wants to create via his puppets. Divide and conquer.

This is why, far-from-perfect as he was, I voted for Romney. There were only two choices, although not what I wanted.


35 posted on 06/10/2013 9:22:15 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: lowbridge

A Soldier charged and receiving an Article 15 does not have to accept it. He can request a court martial. The risk he would take though is that a court martial (no matter what the charge) is considered a felony conviction IF he is convicted.


36 posted on 06/11/2013 1:07:00 PM PDT by rfreedom4u (I have a copy of the Constitution! And I'm not afraid to use it!)
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