This is coolbert:
THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES AND COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF THE ARMED FORCES HAS MISSPOKEN!!
"Obama Reminds Troops They Have the Right to 'Protest Against Authority' and 'Criticize Our President'"
NO! A thousand times NO!
"(CNSNews.com) - In a speech at MacDill Air Force Base, in Tampa, Florida on Tuesday, President Obama focused on his eight-year effort to protect the homeland, fight terrorism, and strengthen U.S. allies. He said he wanted to 'talk about the foundation that we will leave for the next administration.'"
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"At one point, Obama reminded the troops 'that each of us has...the universal right to speak your minds and to protest against authority; to live in a society that's open and free; that can criticize our president without retribution.'"
Without further ado or elaboration:
“Any commissioned officer who uses contemptuous words against the President, the Vice President, Congress, the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of a military department, the Secretary of Transportation, or the Governor or legislature of any State, Territory, Commonwealth, or possession in which he is on duty or present shall be punished as a court-martial may direct.” - - Article 88, UCMJ.
TRUTH IS NO DEFENSE!
Article 88 applies only to officers? If contemptuous words used by enlisted they can thrown Article 134 at you?
A devoted reader to the blog knows this stuff?