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Originally posted by EyesWideShut
The biggest problem for most of the civilians on here is that when you're in the Military you respect RANK, I left the Corps as a Corporal, that means I had to respect the RANK of Sgt's and above. There have been PLENTY of times I've wanted to bounce Sgt's off of the bulkhead, Plenty of times I've wished they'd pop their chevrons off and "take it to the treeline" Did I hate them as human beings? Yes, did I ever let it get in the way of my professionalism? No, because Like a good Marine, I respected those Chevrons on their collar...not the man.
As a member of the Armed Forces, you respect the CIC, Commander In Chief. You're not respecting "The Man" whether it be Obama, Bush, Clinton, Nixon, Abe Lincoln etc... you respect his position because he currently holds "the office of the president"
Originally posted by decepticonLaura
this is so farcical
what could they hope to achieve here?
dude stated a view, one that is clearly held by many....
by kicking him out do they think they will eradicate this view?
they can't think that
they're not that dumb, are they?
yet they act it!
instead of addressing the wider issue here
it is back to the old hierarchic mainstays
"shut your mouth and obey your elders and betters"
right, anyone still wondering why the world is a mess?
Originally posted by kerazeesicko
This idiot claims to be a true patriot by not wanting to follow illegal orders...yet he has been in the core for nine(9) years...where was his supposed conscience during the Bush years?
You know the war based on lies from Bush...the illegal war. Where was this great man during that time....just another idiot who hates that Obama is president.
He is just choosing what is right and wrong based on who he likes as president.
There are rules by which you choose to follow when you choose the military ...when you don't follow these rules ...S**T happens....he should quit crying and take his punishment...idiot.
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Originally posted by pasiphae
i really dislike it when people use "freedom of speech" to allow themselves to be a-holes. you CAN say all you want. he did exercise his rights and he didn't go to jail for it. did he lose his job? yes. that's perfectly legal and has nothing to do with freedom of speech.
if you went into work (lets just say it's a coffee shop) and proudly announced your hatred of your boss and that you didn't respect him/her and you weren't going to make the coffee when you were told.... you're going to get fired!!! simple. you exercised your freedom to say what you wanted and didn't go to jail for it but you lost your job.
you can't go around talking crap about your boss. well, you CAN but you're going to get fired. it's legal to talk smack but you can still lose your job for it.
why is that so hard to understand??
Originally posted by Furbs
I'm no supporter of the military, in fact, I think it is idiotically managed and maintained.
That having been said, this guy broke one of their idiotic rules after he agreed to abide by them.
Anyone who thinks he should keep his job needs to get on Facebook, friend their boss, and then call him names and question his judgement.
This guy swore an oath to obey the orders of President of the United States and then said he would refuse to honor that oath. What is a soldier without honor?