Soldier Exercises Free Speech-Gets Arrested

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    After learning the Military reneged on it's contract to allow Spc Hall out of the Army after serving 4 years he wrote a protest song containing violent lyrics. In response, the military arrested him. Stop Loss has been a quiet thunder for quite a few years. For those who don't know, Soldiers face the ultimate of morose ironies. They voluntarily offer to Sacrifice their lives to defend the Constitution but they themselves have to foreit the Constitution in the process. The UCMJ is the supreme law of their land, not the Constitution. They do not have Freedom of the Press, Expression, or Speech. So the question is this: Should those who Sacrifice their lives defending Free Speech be prosecuted for exercising Free Speech?
    Soldier at US base jailed for angry rap song - NewsFlash - al.com
     
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    soldiers are sheep for the oil companies and other large corporations. they know this when they sign up and that they are donating their birth rights to some CEOs cocaine & prostitutes fund.
     
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    It's stupid shit like this that causes unnecessary strife. You call soldiers sheep. Why? Is that how you justify the lack of courage to serve? I can't even begin to describe how idiotic and hate filled it is to call volunteer Soldiers "sheep." Many soldiers join right out of high school and are not aware of the shady aspects of the politics relating to the military.

    Foreign policies aside, those Soldiers provide you with the Freedom to call them sheep and the large majority are so many light years beyond your childishness they would still courageously give their lives to defend your Right to be an asshole.
     
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    I'm sure all those enlisting in the US military know that once in, they trade in their Constitutional rights for the UCMJ (Uniform Code of Military Justice). It is the same in the British military, but we additionally have to sign the official secrets act, which is a lifetime covenant. The military is not democratic. It wouldn't work if it were. It always has been so and it will probably be so for evermore.
     
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    That's not protected speech.
     
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    That is hearsay.
     
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    LOL I take it you never had the guts to serve yourself. But I certainly would like to examine your mind reading credentials. Oh and thanks for the completely mindless rant. Good morning.
     
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    Sure. They learn of it after they are already in and are told they cannot do X because it is against the UCMJ even though X is fully supported by the Constitution. Most going in right out of high school are not informed, especially by their recruiters, they are forfeiting the Constitution.


    One of the most used arguments by war supporters regarding Iraq was "You don't hear the troops complaining or criticizing Bush!" Obviously the dumbasses didn't know such speech could land a soldier in prison, dishonorably discharged, and forfeiture of all benefits.
     
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    Strawman question unless you reveal ver batum the words to his song.

    For simply drawing a cartoon, a Dutchman was marked for death. At least the UCMJ will allow this man his day in court.

    If witnesses come forth to verify he said it, the court will listen. He could be dishonorably discharged. The military has rules to go by and evidently he erred.
     
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    Yes. Here's why. No one forced the soldier to volunteer and sign the contract of enlistment. He should have read the fine print.
     

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