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Originally posted by kawika
So true. In the Navy they train on these issues all the time. You CAN NOT go to an event like that in uniform. Ok to go in civilian clothes, probably not a great idea to speak as a soldier. Ok to speak as a citizen.
Yup,, he has stepped in for it for sure.
Originally posted by Nightspore
reply to post by mrnotobc
Isnt "little fiefdoms" exactly what Mr. Paul wants too? I t s funny you said that. To Afganistan we are just the latest in an extremely long line of would be conquerors who failed. last time it was the russians.
(CNN) – Ron Paul spent Tuesday heralding his support among members of the military, but one active-duty supporter may be in trouble after lauding Paul on stage while wearing his Army uniform.
Army Cpl. Jesse Thorsen spoke during Paul's speech at his headquarters in Ankeny, Iowa, Tuesday night. Paul invited Thorsen to speak on stage after a technical glitch cut short an earlier live interview on CNN.
The Hatch Act of 1939 is a United States federal law whose main provision is to prohibit federal employees (civil servants) in the executive branch of the federal government, except the President and the Vice President, from engaging in partisan political activity. Named after Senator Carl Hatch of New Mexico, the law was officially known as An Act to Prevent Pernicious Political Activities.
The act precluded federal employees from membership in "any political organization which advocates the overthrow of our constitutional form of government," which especially applied to fascist and communist organizations.
Applicability to U.S. military personnel
Although the Hatch Act applies to Department of Defense civil servants, as well as Department of Homeland Security civil servants in direct support of the United States Coast Guard, it does not apply to actively serving uniformed members of the U.S. armed forces. However, uniformed personnel are subject to Department of Defense Directive 1344.10 (DoDD 1344.10), Political Activities by Members of the Armed Forces, and the spirit and intent of this directive is effectively synonymous with the Hatch Act for Federal civil servants. By agreement between the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of Homeland Security, DoDD 1344.10 also applies to uniformed personnel of the Coast Guard at all times, whether it is operating as a service in the Department of Homeland Security or as part of the Navy under the Department of Defense.
As a "directive," DoDD 1344.10 is considered to be in the same category as an order or regulation, and military personnel violating its provisions can be considered in violation of Article 92 (Failure to obey order or regulation) of the Uniform Code of Military Justice.
Originally posted by SquirrelNutz
So obvious, it's funny now - I can just see a top exec racing down the hall, diving across the producer's media station screaming, "GET IT OFF, NOW!"... [shame on you, CNN ]
Posted to my FB (yeah, still got it - F'em)