Thursday, March 22, 2012

Sgt Gary Stein the Marine who 'said he wouldn't follow orders from Obama' faces charges...Freedom of speech a Myth?

An American Marine sergeant who started a Facebook group that is openly critical of President Barack Obama is facing possible dismissal from the Corps.

Sgt Gary Stein - a Camp Pendleton Marine who started the Facebook page called Armed Forces Tea Party - has been told that he is in violation of Pentagon policy barring troops from political activities.

Sgt Stein, who has been in the Corps for nine years, said he started the page to encourage fellow service members to exercise their free speech rights.

As well as posting comments saying he will not follow the unlawful orders of Obama - the commander in chief - he also criticised Defense Secretary Leon Panetta. Read More