US soldier told not to read conservative authors

When you join the military, you give up a lot of things others take for granted. But one thing you should not give up are your constitutional liberties. I have no idea if the military can order a soldier not to read certain authors,. I suspect not because it would be a clear infringement of that soldier's First Amendment rights. And that's why this story is so disturbing: A veteran member of the U.S. Army Band said he is facing retribution and punishment from the military for having anti-Obama bumper stickers on his car, reading books written by conservative authors like Mark Levin and David Limbaugh, and serving Chick-fil-A sandwiches at his promotion party. Master Sgt. Nathan Sommers, a 25-year Army veteran and conservative Christian based at Fort Myer in Washington, believes his outspoken opposition to gay marriage prompted higher-ups to take a closer look at his beliefs. The recipient of an Army Commendation Medal and a soloist at the funeral of former First Lady...(Read Full Post)