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According to FP Situation Report:
A woman from Manhattan Kansas claims she was fired and has received death threats after posting comments on Facebook that criticized the military.
Her FB post: "Everyone is constantly glorifying the military calling them 'heroes' etc. War is not 'heroic.' Saying no to violence and solving problems peacefully is heroic. So no, I will not thank those who CHOOSE (ON THEIR OWN FREE WILL) [caps hers] to go kill themselves in battle. Get a life and a real job. Oh, and stop demanding a military discount everywhere you go. You're no better, nor no more deserving than a 'civilian.'"
Then she got so fired.
AP reports: "... Meagan May posted a comment in September that she did not consider the military heroic and criticizing military personnel for expecting discounts at businesses. May told WIBW she posted the comments because she believes soldiers receive too much special treatment. She said her employer, Carmike Cinemas in Manhattan, fired her after she posted the comment. Carmike also posted on May's page that her comments did not reflect the attitude of the company. Carmike officials said they fully support and honor military personnel. May says she isn't backing down because she thinks she should be able to post whatever she believes on Facebook."
Sources: FP Situation Report and NBC
That's where I am too Craig. Maybe there was more to the firing than we know, but if it was just for expressing her personal opinion, that's a dicey precedent.
We fought for the right for those to disagree with and even dislike us.
The more successful we are the more we are taken for granted and support for operators of unpopular wars wane as if many had a choice.
I tell Young people there will be a war you will support and send some one's kid to fight and die though you may hate this one. Just ask Secretary Kerry.
Using this precedent for the loss of a job can backfire for Current and Former Servicemembers