This really makes no sense at all (the Academy position). Requiring that employees and military at the Academy only have a disclaimer that their views aren't (officially) those of the Academy and are privately held, while the individual posting those comments uses USAFA imagery/branding and is widely known to be a leader at the Academy (e.g., coach, faculty member, AOC, Superintendent, etc) is ludicrous. Would that mean that the colonel could have her own twitter feed, re-tweeting quotes from the KKK (or ISIS/Daech), but by saying "these are my own views and shouldn't be associated with USAFA" that makes it all okay? USAFA leadership could/should apply a simple rule: If it would seem reasonable and prudent for the Superintendent, Commandant, Dean, or Athletic Director to tweet it or post it on their personal Facebook page, then it's okay for the coach to do the same.
Posts by a 3-star on their devotion to a specific religion or rejection of religion--backed by USAFA signage, even with a disclaimer--would be a clear violation of AFI1-1, so why isn't the same true for a football coach or English professor? (Ref: https://www.militaryreligiousfreedom.org/2…)
Once again, this is REALLY EASY to fix, Coach Lebotzke: Get two twitter accounts. Use one as a coach and representative of USAFA. Call it "Coach Lebotzke." Get another twitter account (they're free) and call that one "Steed The Evangelizing Dominionist Christian." Use the former to talk about USAFA and football. Use the latter to spread your sky-fairy beliefs. Do NOT cross-tweet between the two. Do NOT allow your recruits or cadets to know about or follow you on the latter. MANY people do this. It's not hard. It's even legal and prudent.
However, since the Academy is NOT providing this type of clear guidance and separation (that would give Steed the ability to practice his religious fervor without issue), I can onl conclude that they APPROVE of his using the twitter feed to spread his religious views while simultaneously doing his job--and that's very, very wrong.
(BTW - the views expressed above are mine only and do not officially represent AF or USAFA policy--except for AFI1-1, which IS Air Force Policy.)
Weinstein should be ignored!
More weasel-wording from the academy of team jeezus ! Does their supply of bullshit never run out ?
All this talk of 1st Amendment rights, but does anyone find troubling the censorship by CSIndy on the FB page? It seems dissent is the *lowest* form of patriotism when someone challenges the party line.
Any thoughts on that, Nat Stein?
That's what the people wanted; that's what they're going to get. They obviously wanted a loose-lipped insane man with no filter who is a sexual predator; dirty air and water, more earthquakes, control over women's bodies, continued wage inequality for women, more hate crimes, divisiveness, lower wages, and more money for Drumpf; never mind those pesky conflicts of interest.He has a "work around" for all nasty business.God forbid he SERVE the people and not serve HIMSELF! The list just goes on and on, and his Cabinet picks prove his ineptness. Where's all that "diversity"? All I see are a bunch of white Generals, who know nothing but WAR, and how to wage it. That's NOT real life.
Well, the Wright 'Flyer' also had two tails.
Oppps! My bad. Tomcat
BirdManBlue speaks for me !
Not ALL of the military has a "long History of ethical and spiritual loyalty to God." I have a personally long history (over 25 years) of loyalty to support and defend the Constitution of the United States--that's the oath I took. When I've faced "America's enemies" (and yes, I've been 'shot at' more than once), I didn't look for religious reinforcement, I depended on my training, education, and the professionalism of those around me. Instinct? Yes, based on my training and education. Emotions? No. I completely agree with you that Freedom of Religion is a cornerstone of both--but having/practicing religious belief is neither a necessary nor sufficient condition for honorable service, and IMPOSING one's religious views on subordinates or judging someone based upon their religious views (vs their actions to complete the mission) is completely counter to the principles upon which this nation was founded.
Military has a long History of ethical and spiritual loyalty to God, no other choice, when
you face America's Enemies you look for guidance and strength in your soul to endure
and survive the conflict !
Christians follow the Ten Commandments, others follow instinct, emotions or personal
Freedom of Religion a cornerstone of Military Service, Ditto Citizenship !
It's TF/A-18. Navy bird.
this is my opinion. This coach is a member of what I call Christian supremacists, those who believe the Christian demand that adherents must convert others. In service to that demand they will lie (these tweets are examples of lies, they knowingly attempt to circumvent separation of church and state), hatred (so many to hate, muslims, those who seek abortions, atheists, on and on, in service to their god), murder and war. For those who believe in satan, these Christian supremacists are an example of satan in action, they seek dominion over this nation, and their actions are purely those of a satan. There appears to be a severe infection in our military, and it must end if this nation is to stay on the path to freedom.
It will be a refreshing change to see business and military people in the cabinet instead of the usual political hacks and social activists - neither of whom ever held a real job or ran a business that actually needed to make money.
The Trump voters were conned. Simple as that. Stocks soared once the banksters realized how profits would soar sans regulations, taxes, or environmental rules.
Reagan is dancing in his grave. Heil Trump!
Seth Meyers: Stop Normalizing Alt-Right, Call A Nazi A Nazi
Black Forest Animal Sanctuary is very proud to be able to bring dogs like Joey from death row and provide them with a purpose. Like helping veterans like Travis.
Check out this INSANE footage of the anti Milo Yiannopoulos protest @ DePaul University! MUST WATCH PLAYLIST! https://youtu.be/vn-l3C8kn94?list=PLoQTg3myRNTeBbH_wcuw6VEX77ZiFst8H
2.12. Balance of Free Exercise of Religion and Establishment Clause. Leaders at all levels must balance constitutional protections for their own free exercise of religion, including individual expressions of religious beliefs, and the constitutional prohibition against governmental establishment of religion. They must ensure their words and actions cannot reasonably be construed to be officially endorsing or disapproving of, or extending preferential treatment for any faith, belief, or absence of belief.
Wearing the uniform while doing that evangelizing is a reasonable construction of officially endorsing their faith by the military, and such is as much of a no-no as engaging in partisan politics while wearing the uniform, which violates the Hatch Act.
Colonel Crews is simply incorrect, and needs to get his facts straight. And Cadet Watkins needs to take off the uniform while evangelizing.
>"We built the nation," she said. "Mining, timber, agriculture that's what made America."
>That's a mild expression of the belief that cities are not part of the real America.
No, Hazy, it isn't, except in your senile mind. What it actually is, is a statement of fact--without the minerals to make the steel and roads, and the wood to make the buildings, and the agriculture to feed the people, there would be no cities and no America.
The rest of this screed is nothing more than a bad segue into the very class divisions and identity politics that Hazy decried in the third paragraph, thus illustrating that he and his liberal tendencies are part of the same problem he bemoans, primarily because the identities are those he doesn't agree with.
He concludes the screed with this question, which he then answers incorrectly:
>Can we build localized, sustainable economies that will create jobs for all? That may be a pipe dream.
No, it isn't, but the liberal mindset with its environmental whackoism, centralized planning, and sever lack of innovation and entrepreneurship can't handle the concept that when left to their own devices, people can do extraordinarily creative and revolutionary things, including creating the localized and sustainable economy that he calls a pipe dream.
The lesson to be learned is simple an unambiguous: liberals caused the boat to leak. Time to throw them and their policies overboard and re-embrace the decentralized, limited government and individual freedom that not only built this nation, but built it great and strong.
I had a similar situation get a restraining order say you are afraid dont say hes living with you use his previous address for serving him...file proof of service.
Then change your locks...yes change your locks.
Put a copy of restraining order and proof of service,ur lease and a statement.
This man is trespassing and restrained from myself and property.
Dont say anything else.
When the police come.
Put your earplugs in.
The police cant break in and his key wont work.
Restraining order isnt for cops to dispute.
If you have to speak to the police.
And they threatenen illegal lock out.
With or without a restraining .
This man does not live here..its a civil matter for the courts.
Go inside lock ur door.
9 times out of 10.
Loser wont file...
Worked for me ...twice.
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