We’ve had a couple of postings in the past few weeks on US Marine Sergeant Gary Stein. Stein is being less than honorably discharged from the US Marine Corps for his anti-Obama website, selling Nobama bumper stickers and posting on Facebook that he would not obey an unlawful order from President Obama.
It seems that Sgt Stein is not the only Marine who dislikes the supposed Commander-in-Chief. According to a WND report, the Marine Corps Times published the results of a Military Times survey that indicated that Obama only received a 25% approval rating amongst actively serving Marines and 44% said they disapproved of Obama’s performance as Commander-in-Chief.
Anti-Obama Marines was the title of an article from last month that spoke about Sgt Stein and his situation stating,
“Stein is not alone in his disdain for the president. Published in early March, the most recent Military Times survey of active-duty service members shows the lowest approval ratings for Obama’s job as commander in chief since he took office in 2009: 25 percent, down from 35 after Obama’s first year on the job. And rank-and-file Marines are hearing considerably more anti-Obama talk on the job than they noticed in the past.”
The way the Marines have been handling the Sgt Stein case is causing many active and retired Marines to question the motive behind their actions. After all, Stein’s enlistment ends this July and the Corps could have avoided all of the negative publicity by just refusing to allow him to re-enlist as he had planned to do. It would have made more sense and cost the Marines much less in negative publicity and a negative image.
Former Air Force JAG office, Lt Col John Eidsmoe, who currently works with the Foundation for Moral Law, commented on the handling of Stein’s case,
“I don’t think the Marine Corps has any intention of treating him fairly in any appeal. It’s my opinion, but I believe Obama sent orders down from above to get rid of this guy.”
I have to agree with Eidsmoe’s assertion that the order to make an example of Sgt Stein came directly from Barack Obama’s own hand. He has to put the fear of punishment into all military personnel for speaking out against him. When Obama declares martial law, ends free elections and takes complete control of the government, he has to have the support of the military and if they don’t support him willingly, he has to force them to do so unwillingly.
I would not be surprised to see more members of the military receive punishment for speaking out against the president. If Obama can drive out many of the disgruntled service men and women and replace them with his liberal gay and Muslim buddies, he just may eventually have the support of the military, which he obviously doesn’t have at the moment.