Marine Discharged After Remarks on Facebook About President Obama [VIDEO]
Marine Sgt. Gary Stein was recently discharged for making what top military officials are calling disruptive and disparaging comments about President Barack Obama on Facebook. Sgt. Stein was given a ‘less than honorable’ discharge from the Marine Corps after nine years of service.
Members of our Armed Forces have little to no ‘Free Speech’ concerning political matters. Especially when it comes to social media and the internet. Service men and women in uniform aren’t permitted to organize or sponsor political clubs, take part in any political discussion on radio, television, internet or even in a group setting in support of, or against any political cause or candidate. Sgt. Stein violated this by posting several different remarks about the Commander and Chief on Facebook and other social media sites.
Here’s Sgt. Steins Facebook post that caused all the problems “Screw Obama I will not follow all orders from him”. There are other postings on both his personal page as well as others. Regrettably his opinions have cost him dearly.
I don’t think the punishment fits the crime. Until now his service record was spotless, was highly thought of and given exceptional recommendations by superiors. With a less than honorable discharge he’ll lose all his benefits and every thing that comes with it. While he might have stepped out of line and made careless remarks I don’t think this warrants him losing everything.
So what’s your opinion about all this? Should he have been discharged? Leave a comment: