Marine Sgt. Gary Stein dismissed after Obama criticism on Facebook

Apr 6, 2012 Full story: WJLA-TV Arlington 869

A military board has recommended dismissal for a Marine sergeant who criticized President Barack Obama on his Facebook page, including allegedly putting the president's face on a "Jackass" movie poster.

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CHECK SIX

North Port, FL

#1 Apr 6, 2012
No Matter Who? No Matter What?..Its not the duty of any military to openly criticize the commander in chief..More so in WAR.......Its a Solderers Sworn duty to obey orders!

General Douglas MacArthur said it well..!

"Let civilian voices argue the merits or demerits of our processes of government; whether our strength is being sapped by deficit financing, indulged in too long, by federal paternalism grown too mighty, by power groups grown too arrogant, by politics grown too corrupt, by crime grown too rampant, by morals grown too low, by taxes grown too high, by extremists grown too violent; whether our personal liberties are as thorough and complete as they should be. These great national problems are not for your professional participation or military solution. Your guidepost stands out like a ten-fold beacon in the night: Duty, Honor, Country.

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“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#2 Apr 6, 2012
GOOD!

And they're recommending an OTH (other than honorable), which means he loses any veterans benefits he otherwise would have been entitled to.

Since: May 08

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#3 Apr 6, 2012
CHECK SIX wrote:
No Matter Who? No Matter What?..Its not the duty of any military to openly criticize the commander in chief..More so in WAR.......Its a Solderers Sworn duty to obey orders!
General Douglas MacArthur said it well..!
"Let civilian voices argue the merits or demerits of our processes of government; whether our strength is being sapped by deficit financing, indulged in too long, by federal paternalism grown too mighty, by power groups grown too arrogant, by politics grown too corrupt, by crime grown too rampant, by morals grown too low, by taxes grown too high, by extremists grown too violent; whether our personal liberties are as thorough and complete as they should be. These great national problems are not for your professional participation or military solution. Your guidepost stands out like a ten-fold beacon in the night: Duty, Honor, Country.
Check Six, I've been reading your posts and although I don't always agree with you, I will say that for the most part, I think you're one of the more fair-minded posters. I have military in my family, all generations and I agree with you. I think some feel they can be openly disrepectful of the president, based on his race or disagreement with his idealogy, however, he is still the commander-in-chief of all the armed forces and therefore requires respect. If you can't respect the person, you respect the office and I think a lot have lost sight of this.
ABN Ortiz

Chicago, IL

#4 Apr 6, 2012
Good!
goose

Wheaton, IL

#5 Apr 6, 2012
bappie wrote:
<quoted text>Check Six, I've been reading your posts and although I don't always agree with you, I will say that for the most part, I think you're one of the more fair-minded posters. I have military in my family, all generations and I agree with you. I think some feel they can be openly disrepectful of the president, based on his race or disagreement with his idealogy, however, he is still the commander-in-chief of all the armed forces and therefore requires respect. If you can't respect the person, you respect the office and I think a lot have lost sight of this.
"respect the the office" you are correct Bappie.
To bad many on the left did not see it that way when GW was commander-in-chief.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#6 Apr 6, 2012
goose wrote:
<quoted text>
"respect the the office" you are correct Bappie.
To bad many on the left did not see it that way when GW was commander-in-chief.
Can you list even one servicemember discharged for disrespecting President Bush?

Since: May 08

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#7 Apr 6, 2012
You can have freedom of speech and speak out against your boss or company you work for. See how long you keep your job! We cannot have military, especially during war time, speak negatively about our commander-in-chief. Obviously he was using his postion in the military as a prop to use against the president or he wouldn't have created the pg, letting people know he was in the military. The problem with the world today is everyone thinks they're important, lol.

Since: May 08

Location hidden

#8 Apr 6, 2012
goose wrote:
<quoted text>
"respect the the office" you are correct Bappie.
To bad many on the left did not see it that way when GW was commander-in-chief.
Excuse me, I have family memebers serving in all the armed forces and we're all Democrats. None of them would ever think of disrespecting GW Bush! They were in Iraq and Afganistan too and they did not agree with the war in Iraq, but they served proudly. Too bad you don't have the decency to recognize the difference! People like you and Sgt. Stein think you can disrespect President Obama because he's Blacks and that will not stand!

Since: Sep 08

Placitas, NM

#9 Apr 6, 2012
Now this racist can go to Montana and join up with the other deranged hate-mongers and racists.
Old Goat

Wichita, KS

#10 Apr 6, 2012
What next, will they start recalling all retirees for a Court Martial, just for calling Obummer a Marxist POS!

“Peace be with you.”

Since: Aug 08

Clermont-ferrand, France

#11 Apr 6, 2012
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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Can you list even one servicemember discharged for disrespecting President Bush?
Do you know of a service member that disrespected Bush on Facebook? You know anyone can be fired for making ill willed comments on facebook about their boss.

How stupid do you have to be to air your thoughts to the whole freaking world and expect zero consequences?

It's like dumb crooks posting their loot on facebook and wonder how they got caught.
Who

Grand Rapids, MI

#12 Apr 6, 2012
WeTheSheeple wrote:
<quoted text>
Can you list even one servicemember discharged for disrespecting President Bush?
Nope.

There's a reason for that.

Does that tell you something?
America Is Not The Same

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#13 Apr 6, 2012
OK
I am a service man and I say this about Obama
and there are thousand who feel the same. He is a puppet in place to destroy America.

o.bamapost.com

I will not respect him or believe any thing he says PERIOD!!!
Do the research on this impostor
America Is Not The Same

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#14 Apr 6, 2012
Obama is NOT black He is half WHITE, whick means he is not black so don't make it a racist thing.

Now take Alan West he is black and is totally against Obama. I would support West NOT obama!! Get the picture.!!

Since: May 08

Location hidden

#15 Apr 6, 2012
America Is Not The Same wrote:
OK
I am a service man and I say this about Obama
and there are thousand who feel the same. He is a puppet in place to destroy America.
o.bamapost.com
I will not respect him or believe any thing he says PERIOD!!!
Do the research on this impostor
And that's your right! A lot of us believe Bush was a puppet! He certainly wasn't the president, Cheney was! It was so important to have him in place so that the planned wars could be conducted. I bet you don't believe that and believed every damn lie Bush told! You get one vote buddy. Use it and if you lose, again, be a big boy about it and move along.
CHECK SIX

North Port, FL

#16 Apr 6, 2012
bappie wrote:
<quoted text>Check Six, I've been reading your posts and although I don't always agree with you, I will say that for the most part, I think you're one of the more fair-minded posters. I have military in my family, all generations and I agree with you. I think some feel they can be openly disrepectful of the president, based on his race or disagreement with his idealogy, however, he is still the commander-in-chief of all the armed forces and therefore requires respect. If you can't respect the person, you respect the office and I think a lot have lost sight of this.
Thank you Bappie..Those with no connection to the Military can never know!...In time of WAR,most importantly ,we cannot have anarchy!

Those of every great American Generation knew that.

Our First Commander in Chief had to execute some for the integrity of the whole...in that Revolutionary War.

Many Served under same conditions,However,They were Good Soldiers...Many giving it all!

In Civilian Clothes?? Yes GOD BLESS THE FIRST AMENDMENT,but when its DUTY,HONOR,COUNTRY....Best leave the Bitching,Griping,Gretching to others...

Hope Your Family People in the Military are OK.and Wish they will be home soon!

Since: May 08

Location hidden

#17 Apr 6, 2012
America Is Not The Same wrote:
Obama is NOT black He is half WHITE, whick means he is not black so don't make it a racist thing.
Now take Alan West he is black and is totally against Obama. I would support West NOT obama!! Get the picture.!!
You honestly think you're entitled to more than just your one vote, don't you? Obama may not be entirely all Black, as many Blacks in America are, but you all certainly treat him like he is and the racist comments aren't coming from Democrats, that's for damn sure. So race is an issue. You like West? Goody for you. I can't stand him or any Black that would align themselves with a party that is so outwardly racist towards Blacks and other minorities. He's a sellout just like Cain, Keyes, Clarence Thomas and the rest of those louts. They sit by and coon and shine as their race is demeaned. They have no self-respect nor pride because there's nothing in this world that would make me support a party or group of people that demeans my race or my president with racist names like your party.
Gravediggers

United States

#18 Apr 6, 2012
Oh, only democrats are able to express themselves!

of course, dismiss him!

Obama-dictatorship in America

Arrogant, narcissitic, his way the ONLY way, no compromise. Obamaway of the highway.

Don't give Obama another 4 years of dictatorship.

And it is very apparent that NO democrat will speak up.

We can't have our country ruled by just democrats.

Since: May 11

Location hidden

#19 Apr 6, 2012
CHECK SIX wrote:
No Matter Who? No Matter What?..Its not the duty of any military to openly criticize the commander in chief..More so in WAR.......Its a Solderers Sworn duty to obey orders!
General Douglas MacArthur said it well..!
"Let civilian voices argue the merits or demerits of our processes of government; whether our strength is being sapped by deficit financing, indulged in too long, by federal paternalism grown too mighty, by power groups grown too arrogant, by politics grown too corrupt, by crime grown too rampant, by morals grown too low, by taxes grown too high, by extremists grown too violent; whether our personal liberties are as thorough and complete as they should be. These great national problems are not for your professional participation or military solution. Your guidepost stands out like a ten-fold beacon in the night: Duty, Honor, Country.
One of the few times I agree with you. Good common sense post.
hmmmmmm

Albuquerque, NM

#20 Apr 6, 2012
I defer judgment till marine corpse patti weighs in.

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