The Marine, Sgt. Gary Stein, said Monday that he is under investigation by base officials for posting comments on his personal Facebook page that say he would not follow orders issued by the president.
Stein’s new trouble started over a recent discussion on his personal page in which he said he wouldn’t follow orders from the president.
The discussion centered on an investigation and possible charging of troops for accidentally burning copies of the Quran, the Muslim holy book, in Afghanistan.
“I said I wouldn’t follow the orders,” Stein acknowledged. “But what I also said —- and what wasn’t included in the complaint that was sent —- is that I said I wouldn’t follow unlawful orders, such as taking away weapons from U.S. citizens or orders to kill Americans.”
I wish we had more like him.
It is a sad commentary on our society that he is under investigation for expressing his Constitutionally guaranteed right of free speech.