Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Annie, Mar 15, 2005.
but They Support The Troops, right?
Yeah, like hell!
well although military is supposed to be neutral every american
citizen should be able to display their political support without
being discriminated against.
No, military DOES NOT have to remain neutral. Oftentimes leaders choose to, very different than HAVE TO.
well from my German perspective you have a problem when the military
gets too involved in politics, thats what brought down the Weimar
Republic. So caution is necessary imo.
But that only really applies to the leadership level not to the basic
You see my point ?
I don't know about you Kathianne, but the way I read this, and what I was told while in the service, I'd say this pretty much "encourages" military neutrality in politics.
Merlin, no matter how you look at it, you have the right to vote and be involved in politics, as long as you do not do it as appearing as a rep of the armed forces. While there are curtailments of 'rights', I grant you, you do not abandon your citizenship by nature of enlistment. Most commissioned officers would NOT voice any opinion for all the 'reasons' stated above.
While in uniform people in the military are required to remain nuetral in politics. It was a standing order and you can be punished for making statements against it.
While in uniform, you are representing the armed forces, that was my point.
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