To: Fred Mertz
It is a violation of the UCMJ (Uniform Code of Military Justice, written a approved by the United States Congress and signed into law by the President of the United States by the way), that statements such as these against the President or senior civilian officials can be deemend crimes. So, yes. They can be charged. Probably, if anything with a stearn butt chewing. If any other type of charges, probably nothing more than an Article 15 under the UCMJ, non-judicial punishment. I doubt Courts-Martial.
posted on 07/18/2003 3:13:18 PM PDT
(We'll put a boot in your ass, it's the American Way! Toby Keith)
How do these laws override the first amendment right of free speech? Has this issue ever been tested in court?
posted on 07/18/2003 4:55:38 PM PDT
(Co-author of Tax Stategies for the Self-Employed)
That is where tthey crossed the line. I suspect the soldiers that those just "Griping" about the conditions will probably not get prosecuted but the ones that went the next step to criticize commanders will face some punishment.
To say it is hot and nasty here and I want to go home is one thing but calling for the resignation of the Secretary of Defense is another.
posted on 07/18/2003 6:16:16 PM PDT
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