The Contradictory Nature of Military Service

The U.S. Navy is considering the possible punishment of a woman sailor, stationed at Pearl Harbor, who refused to salute when the national anthem was being played. Such a response, by the military, gives lie to the meaningless bromide about soldiers and sailors “fighting for our freedom.” This young woman is not even being allowed to express her own freedom: how can she be said to be protecting the liberties of the rest of us?


8:21 am on September 28, 2016