Looks like the military is continuing to decay into a politically correct social establishment that is more concerned with what a soldier reads or eats than his ability to do his job. MSG Nathan Sommers, a member of the Army Band, is in trouble because he is conservative and is not a fan of the current Commander in Chief.
Sommers served Chick-fil-A at his promotion party (all of which he paid for with HIS own money) and he tweeted that it was in honor of the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT). The party happened around the time that liberals had their pink panties in a twist about the owner’s stance on gay marriage. Sommers could not attend the Chick-fil-A appreciation day so he had them cater his promotion party.
He got in trouble for that.
He had anti Obama bumper stickers on his car (as well as anti Democrat in general) and he got in trouble for that. He was told he might be violating the Hatch Act (he was not).
He was caught reading a book by David Limbaugh (Rush’s brother) backstage before a performance. He was told the book was offensive and he was causing disruption within the unit.
Really? Were soldiers in the unit allowed to read Obama’s books? Are they allowed to read books by hate mongers like Al Franken? Are they allowed to read Rules for Radicals?
Even if the book was offensive the soldier had a right to read it.
His unit has been monitoring his tweets and is not happy he follows and has retweeted tweets by Mark Levin.
At what point do people realize this soldier is being harassed by his Chain of Command? At what point do we stop trampling on his rights because someone else might be offended?
There is no right not to be offended in the Constitution, period. While there are standards of conduct nothing I have read shows Sommers is a problem (he had one retweet where he used a word that he regretted using but that is an exception and not the rule).
I stand with you MSG Sommers. You have a 25 year record of exemplary service to this nation and have served more honorably than the guy in the WH.
Illegitimis non carborundum…
Stand tall brother.
Never surrender, never submit.