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Tea Party Marine Denied Request to Halt Separation Hearing [Poll]

A military board will meet with Marine Sgt. Gary Stein Thursday and recommend whether or not he should be discharged from the military for his actions.

A judge has denied a request to halt or postpone a military separation hearings for Sgt. Gary Stein — a Temecula Marine who maintains a Facebook page critical of President Obama, San Diego News 10 reports.

Sgt. Gary Stein faces a separation board Thursday, which will decide if he should be discharged for actions that include stating on Facebook that he would not follow orders from the president.

"After 4 hours of court it comes out a draw... discouraged but not beat," said a message from him on the "Armed Forces Tea Party" Facebook page.

Stein had written on Facebook that he would refuse an order from the president and later clarified by saying he would refuse to carry out an illegal order, the North County Times has reported.

Stein told Patch this week he when he wrote that.

Update: Sgt. Stein approached his hearing hopeful Thursday morning.  he had for his supporters. 

Editor's Note: This story has been updated to clarify the potential discharge. 

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Franklin Rice Ratliff April 27, 2012 at 12:58 PM
"Buster 3:18 pm on Thursday, April 5, 2012 That's exactly why obama is afraid of the Oathkeepers, a simple assosiation created after Katrina to prevent the Constitutional rights of US citizens from being violated. " The Oathkeepers are KKK wannabes. They're not patriots. They're simply a bunch of racist bigot cowards who cannot believe America would legitimately elect a black president with a funny sounding "foreign" name.
Galactic Cannibal April 27, 2012 at 03:57 PM
Franklin Rice Ratliff: Here you go again with "name calling" the mark of ignorance. Dude, 500 years before our manufactured country the U.S. existed King John of England presided over the creation of the "Magna Catra" in 1215 AD "In clause 39 of the Magna Carta, John of England promised as follows: "No free man shall be seized or imprisoned, or stripped of his rights or possessions, or outlawed or exiled, or deprived of his standing in any other way, nor will we proceed with force against him, or send others to do so, except by the lawful judgment of his equals or by the law of the land."[3] Magna Carta itself immediately became part of the "law of the land", and Clause 61 of that charter authorized an elected body of twenty-five barons to determine by majority vote what redress the King must provide when the King offends "in any respect against any man."[3] So the Magna Carta established the rule of law in England by not only requiring the monarchy to obey the law of the land, but also limiting how the monarchy could change the law of the land. The Magna Carta inspired the creation of the U.S. Constitution and "the due process clause" of the Constitution was partly based on common law and on Magna Carta (1215 As for your 'Right to Free Speech" tell that to the indigenous native Americans who were destroyed by the first illegal immigrants , who arrived on the Mayflower, and their followers.
Franklin Rice Ratliff April 27, 2012 at 05:21 PM
Galactic Cannibal - Give us a break from your ignorant and idiotic comments. The United Kingdom imposes sweeping restrictions on free speech. "In 1998, the United Kingdom incorporated the European Convention, and the guarantee of freedom of expression it contains in Article 10, into its domestic law under the Human Rights Act. However there is a broad sweep of exceptions...UK law imposes a number of limitations on freedom of speech not found in some other jurisdictions." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freedom_of_speech_by_country#United_Kingdom
Galactic Cannibal April 27, 2012 at 06:17 PM
"The President of the United States as a "half caste" as being racist? Really? Fact three: 30,000,000 (30 million) Americans we call "African Americans, are of African decent and they are now Americans, hence the description "African American" Dude I am an American. I don't expect other Americans to be called or treated any different to me . Have you ever heard Pres. Obama, Bush, Clinton, Bush, Reagan, Carter etc speak of American German ; French American : Russian American : English American , European American, Chinese American . No you have not . But you have heard them speak or "African American".YES... Is this race discrimination or plain racism. Do we have a German History month or a French , English, Russian, Chinese history month ..NO we don't . But we do have Black history month (February) What rubbish is that , actually its bias racism. Lastly Pres Obama is not a black man he is not a white man . He is a half-caste. Which defines him as of mixed race . A Black father and a White mother. To call him Black is a lie and an insult to his white mother . Those are the facts Dude. In the mid 1965 -1975 when the US Military attacked Vietnam and lost . They had conscription, a component of dictatorship. They hunted down 1000's of young Americans who refused to join. And jailed them for 7 years when caught . And you say the U.S. military is not a Dictatorship.. just another typical denial with hypocrisy on top.
Billy scull December 18, 2012 at 07:52 PM
How many marines would follow orders if Obama said, " ok, you guys hi young up everyone guns! We just out jawed private ownership. They are resisting everywhere. But don't worry, the drones are flying overhead. Go to every house and arrest whoever wo t give you there guns and take then to the FEMA camps. We have hot new ovens we bought from Germany."... Lol. How many would blindly follow orders? Too many most likely!

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