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Marine Set To Be Discharged Due To Remarks About The President

April 6, 2012 by  

Marine Set To Be Discharged Due To Remarks About The President
PHOTOS.COM
A Marine of nine years may be dishonorably discharged because of remarks he made about President Barack Obama.

Gary Stein, the U.S. Marine sergeant who criticized President Barack Obama on Facebook, will likely be dismissed with an other-than-honorable discharge.

Last month, Stein and his Facebook group, Armed Forces Tea Party, were in the news because of his remarks which were found to be “contemptuous.”

Among other things, Stein called the President “the ‘Domestic Enemy’ our oath speaks about.”

A three-member panel met on Thursday and reached a unanimous recommendation that Stein be administratively discharged. However, it is just a recommendation. The decision must go through General Daniel D. Yoo in order for Stein to be officially discharged.

Depending on which discharge is handed down, Stein, a Marine of nine years, might lose all his benefits.

Bryan Nash

Staff writer Bryan Nash has devoted much of his life to searching for the truth behind the lies that the masses never question. He is currently pursuing a Master's of Divinity and is the author of The Messiah's Misfits, Things Unseen and The Backpack Guide to Surviving the University. He has also been a regular contributor to the magazine Biblical Insights.

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  • JimH

    Someone out there is terrified of the truth.
    Hate to lose a truthful, honest Marine over it.
    The Bill of rights is whithering in front of us.

    • Vigilant

      If you had ever served our country, you’d know about the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Stein received the punishment he deserved.

      • JimH

        The one he deserved, or the one that follows the rules?

      • Vigilant

        Both. He knew the rules. he knew the possible outcomes. He persisted.

      • Vigilant

        Ever been in the military, Jim?

  • s c

    The UCMJ is not chiseled in granite. It can be manipulated like anything else. Young Stein will survive the experience. Part of being in the military requires that people use common sense and not let their disgust get the better of them. I can respect Stein. If you think he’s the only Marine or sailor or soldier or airman who’d like to have a different C-i-C, you have no idea what goes on in the name of patriotism.
    Now, if only I could find a way to respect what passes for the current C-i-C. If Amerika ever had a prez who is absolutely CONTEMPTUOUS of the American people, it’s the yahoo we have now. If you utopians think I’m the only American who has a low opinion of that W H so-and-so, you are clueless – as are most utopians on almost any given topic.

  • http://gravatar.com/bychoosing Jay

    The military has had a policy since the Civil War limiting the free speech of service members, including criticism of the commander in chief. Pentagon directives say military personnel in uniform cannot sponsor a political club; participate in any TV or radio program or group discussion that advocates for or against a political party, candidate or cause; or speak at any event promoting a political movement. Sargent Stein was obviously aware of this, and swore agreement prior to enlisting. Although i agree with his sentiments, regarding the commander in chief, nevertheless, he violated military policy. This is most unfortunate!

  • simian_pete

    It seems Sgt Stein has stated an obvious problem ….

    … Stein called the President “the ‘Domestic Enemy’ our oath speaks about.”

    as taken from the above article.

    The majority of voters put Prez Obama into office. How could so many people (who voted for Prez Obama) be so extremely wrong, and concurrently one lone US Marine (Sgt. Stein) being punished for telling the truth ?

  • http://google john p.

    this is a bunch of bull about he violated military policy . there is nothing
    in the military code of justice that says anything about this . it is another way of
    getting rid of a good military person . what ever he said i bet was the
    truth . look Obama took the oath of the constitution. and he has broken
    his oath so many time he should be booted out of office . but the idiot
    democrats think he is a god .

    • Vigilant

      Whatever Obama has or has not done is immaterial to the case.

      Stein violated the UCMJ, plain and simple, was told to cease and desist and did not do so. Instead of conjecturing, read about the the full case. It’s available on numerous internet links.

      From a CMSgt USAF (Ret) with 24 years of service. I know whereof I speak.

    • Sirian

      john p.,
      Are you absolutely, positively sure that, as you so stated, “there is nothing in the military code of justice that says anything about this.”? If so, please provide specifics – page numbers, paragraph etc. If this is not possible then I would strongly advise you to acquire a new copy of the UCMJ and research it well, very well.

    • Sirian

      john p.,
      Just to be kind, here’s where you can review the UCMJ at your leisure.
      http://www.ucmj.us/

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  • http://none sharon

    my nephew is in the marines, my father and several uncles were in the marines and navy. they all agree he should be court martialled. his words are not his own when he is in the military. he reflects the military and the country. he could not be in the military and a member of the kukluxklan or talking of jihad against the country. he knew his responsibilities when he signed up. my family are staunch republicans. i am the only democrat in the whole family. it is rare for us to agree on anything but we do agree on this. a sidenote to SC, america is spelled wrong unless you are a nazi.

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