ExPatriatePen wrote:Look, all I'm saying is that if you're going to prohibit political expression, you have to do it agnostically.
Okay, um....... that's no different to what we've been saying all along.
shafnutz05 wrote:Back in 2004, I had a Bush Cheney sticker on my truck. If it would have been Kerry Edwards no biggie. But in the military there is a certain line you cannot cross.
tifosi77 wrote:If a member is displaying material and expressing positions similar to what Sommers was doing - but in support of the current administration instead of in opposition - they'd be just as guilty of breaking the rules and should be reprimanded accordingly. The rule breaking has nothing to do with the position itself but rather the expression of an opinion in a public way that contravenes rules of conduct for the uniformed military (and I think to a certain extent all federal employees, for that matter).
Do you honestly believe that the policy is being enforced in that fashion?
My personal experience, having been on a number of US military installations in the course of my business over the last few years, is that it most definitely is not.
But that's just my anecdotal experience.