Wednesday, April 21, 2010

U.S. Marine Stands Up To Barack Obama

This story is about one Marine and one Marine only:

Tea Party Marine Sticks by His Guns in Fight With Government and Obama
By Joshua Rhett Miller

A U.S. Marine whose Facebook posts led to a refresher course last week on the Pentagon's directives on political activities is not running for cover as he continues to post or support material critical of the government and President Obama.

Sgt. Gary Stein created the Facebook group "Armed Forces Tea Party Patriots" four weeks ago to voice his opposition to Obama's health care overhaul. Superior officers asked the 24-year-old Marine to review directives on political activities before he was interviewed on TV, and Stein removed the Facebook group -- only to see it revived by a civilian member of a local Tea Party group hours later. Stein now serves as an administrator of the group, which has more than 9,100 members, including some soldiers on active duty.

According to Department of Defense directives, military personnel on active duty are prohibited from sponsoring a political club, writing anything that solicits votes for a political cause or speaking at any event that promotes a political movement. They may also not participate in any "radio, television, or other program or group discussion as an advocate for or against a partisan political party, candidate, or cause" or distribute "partisan political" literature.


Anonymous said...

Barack Obama is the duly elected Commander in Chief of the United States armed forces...this "soldier" should be hung for treason.

McGruff said...

Wow...its okay for the Commander to be partisan but the subordinates have their free speech muted???

Sergeant Steve said...

Yes they do have to be muted. You surrender your freedom of speech when you enter in a contract with the military. I thought Pres. Bush was a total douchebag and even had a Kerry sticker on my car during the election while on active duty. But after he won the election, the sticker came off and I shut my mouth and followed orders, just like this turd of a Marine needs to do. The "tea party" wants limited government, and by that they mean they want a government limited to conservative republicans.