• it would be impossible since every white supremacist does not exactly wear a sign on his/her head. Not to mention, it could open the floodgate to weed out all kinds of other people. I'm sure the ACLU would even fight such a thing.
  • Not unless they become vocal and it interferes with their duties or responsibilities,...the same policy as exists for gays in the military. Everyone has their own personal prejudices. No race, religion, or political bent is free from it. If the military made an intensive "PC" test for everyone, virtually no-one would pass it. Neither would anyone in private industry, or the public at large. All considered, the U.S. military is the most egalitarian organization in the country,...or the world. Sorry if I seem to be ranting. Old vet.
  • Wouldnt that make us 'nonsupremacist'-supremacists ? (6 of one ½ a dozen of the other).
  • If they did such, there'd be a lot fewer commissioned officers. Experience.
  • there is alot those IN the Military
  • and leave the other racists? whites are not the only racists in this world? blacks,hispanics are also biased and partial.....and seek 'supremacy'.... black seems to be coming full circle.....they fought racism to become the ULTIMATE RACISTS.... if obama called himself anything other than an 'african' they'd spit on him.....right and wrong don't matter to them ,it seems..just race.... africans do not acknowledge his 'white' ....just his black...
  • I will speak from a Naval view point. Rest assured, all other branches of the military have similar regulations, and all are governed by the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) at any rate. Naval Regulations Article 1167 expressly forbids participation in supremacist activities. (See page 19 of the attached link...this has long since been incorporated into later revisions, as well.) "No person in the Naval service shall participate in any organization that espouses supremacist causes; attempts to create illegal discrimination based on race, creed, color, sex, relition, or national origin; advocates the use of force or violence against the government of the United States or the government of any state, territory, district, or possession therein; or other wise engages in efforts to deprive individuals of their civil rights. The term "participate", as used in theis article, includes acts or conduct, performed alone or in concert with another, such as demonstrating, rallying, fundraising, recruiting, training, or orgainizing or leading such organizations. The term "participate" also includes engaging in any other activities in relation to such organizations or in furtherance of the objectives of such organizations, when such activities are detrimental to good order, discipline, or mission accomplishment." This means that military members CANNOT legally participate in white supremacist social networking web sites, as pointed out in the article. However, like any other illegal activity, in order to be prosecuted for such actions, the people have to be caught and evidence gathered. In that respect, this is absolutely no different than sexual harrassment, assault, robbery, murder, grand larceny, and so forth. As a former Command Management Equal Opportunity Officer (CMEO) on a submarine, I can tell you for a fact that racist behavior and acts of sedition are NOT tolerated when they occur. Do they occur in the military? You d*mn betcha. Every crime imaginable occures in the military. Why? Because the military is composed of a cross-section of the regular civilian population. Every kind of person you find in the civilian population, you can find in the military. Yes, the military does it's best to screen out obvious undesirables. But people are people everywhere and it's NOT unreasonable to expect that there will be people in the military who will commit crimes. What IS unreasonable is to think that the military somehow condones this kind of behavior. There are rules and regulations for a reason. And people get punished when they are caught, prosecuted, and found guilty. Naval Regulations Article 1167 is not the only place where such acts are illegal. The UCMJ is full of articles which address specific violations, and the most famous one of all that every servicemember knows: Article 134, the "General Article", where anything not specifically mentioned as illegal elsewhere can be prosecuted. UCMJ Article 134 states: "Though not specifically mentioned in this chapter, all disorders and neglects to the prejudice of good order and discipline in the armed forces, all conduct of a nature to bring discredit upon the armed forces, and crimes and offenses not capital, of which persons subject to this chapter may be guilty, shall be taken cognizance of by a general, special, or summary court-martial, according to the nature and degree of the offense, and shall be punished at the discretion of that court." This means, even if there were no Naval Regulation Article 1167 specifically outlawing supremacist behavior, the Navy (and the rest of the military as well) could drop the hammer on people who promote supremacist behavior. And, in addition to this, the military can charge people accused of supremacist behavior of other associated offenses and "lesser included offenses". For example, Art. 78 (Accessory after the fact), 80 (Attempts), 81 (Conspiracy), 82 (Solicitation), 88 (Contempt toward officials, 89 (Disrespect toward a supperior commissioned officer), 90 (Assaulting or willfully disobeying superior officer), 91 (Insubordinate conduct toward warrant officer, noncommissioned officer, or petty officer), 92 (Failure to obey order or regulation), 93 (Cruelty and maltreatment), 94 (Mutiny and sedition)... And the list goes on. Sailors are the most important and valuable resource in the Navy. Not the ships and not the weapons...the SAILORS. These are the ones who must man and operate everything the Navy has. Anything which acts against the good order and discipline of among the Sailors is wasting the most important resource of all. White supremacist groups and their activities have no place in my Navy, nor in any other military organization in my country.
  • If they can kick out all those gay service members out so easily, what's the problem about these jerks? I want to know how many they've kicked out for this or being a part of any other radical organizations for that matter?
  • Terrorists do not belong in the U.S military.
  • I believe any extremist of any kind should be weeded out. good question
  • Yes that would be a good idea I think. We can't have people killing because of their views instead of what their orders are. +5
  • Not just the military

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