Sgt. Gary Stein, 24 yrs old active US Marine at Camp Pendleton is running a Facebook Group called “Armed Forces Tea Party Patriots”. As you can image the Marine Corp are not happy with it. He did at one point remove the page after being told to go over the Pentagon’s directive on political activities. However after talking to the base lawyers he did reopen it back up.
On a morning interview Gary stated “There’s this illusion that when we sign our contract and voluntarily commit, that we lose our right to speak out.”
That thought is not necessarily felt the same way by other fellow Marines. Here are some of the comments that have been left or said:
By Patrick a "old Marine" (as he put it): “When you signed that contract with We the People, you forfeited certain of your rights like I did and millions of soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines before you. And if you feel that you have too much time on your hands to sit with a keyboard and Internet link-up and make common cause with other malcontents, then feel free to request a transfer.”
Army Officer Scott Downing said: “I disagree with several policies of President Obama, but I do not question his authority as commander in chief. I do not see where this is in conflict with my military oath,”
According to former Marine Corps attorney Patrick Callahan, who now specializes in military law as a civilian lawyer in Texas:
Here is his group page on Facebook:
His fan page also has a fan/support for Gary page:
So here is the question what do you think? Try and honestly set aside your political views and really think should those in our Military be allowed to express their thoughts and believes if they are not in favor of our commander and Chief?