Marine's Facebook page tests military rules - Yahoo! News Marine Sgt. Gary Stein first started a Facebook page called Armed Forces Tea Party Patriots to encourage service members to exercise their free speech rights. Then he declared that he wouldn't follow orders from the commander in chief, President Barack Obama. While Stein softened his statement to say he wouldn't follow "unlawful orders," military observers say he may have gone too far. The Marine Corps is now looking into whether he violated the military's rules prohibiting political statements by those in uniform and broke its guidelines on what troops can and cannot say on social media. Stein said his views are constitutionally protected. While troops have always expressed their views in private, Stein's case highlights the potential for their opinions to go global as tech-savvy service members post personal details, videos and pictures that can hurt the military's image at home and abroad. In the military, most rights become privileges. Right to bear arms; gone free speech; gone privacy; pfft, I shared a bunk press; non-existant and so on. He's fucked, and he knows it. this also shows a lack of discipline on his part. Not something that gets him kicked out, but defenatly demoted.