Finished goal of running the distance of 2,080 miles from Lafayette, LA to Washington D.C and back!!! 339.1 miles

0.0 miles run this week.
Daily running average for the week is 0.00 miles per day.
Total amount run in the past 800 days is 2,419.1 miles.
Daily running average overall is 3.02 miles per day.

Day605 Wednesday 04/25/12

ran 4.2 miles
Marine Sgt. Gary Stein was recently discharged from the Marine Corps for expressing criticism of President Barack Obama on Facebook (this is his page: Armed Forces Tea Party). Interpret the discharge for yourself, but here is yet another pathetic example of double standards I can’t pass up.  Military men and women take an oath and accept that they sacrifice a large amount of their freedom of speech when they enter a branch of the military.  They are not reserved the right to question their superior’s orders, all the way up the POTUS, or to criticize them in a public forum. 

Imagine a scenario where a sergeant, major, or general gives a command and one of his or her troops says something to the effect of “Are you sure?  Is that really what we should be doing?”  This sort of action does not happen on the battlefield and it is not accepted in the political arena, either.  I can see how Sergeant Stein's actions are questionable but I commend him for them, and this is the reason why. What incenses me is the double standard that exists between how black and white it is for military men and women to do as their told without question based upon an oath to serve their country in comparison to how gray and murky our Constitution’s interpretation has become to our political leaders.

Gary Stein is being discharged for arguably using his freedom of speech while President Barack Obama blatantly discards the Constitution that he took an oath to defend.  Sergeant Stein is being discharged while Barack Obama gets away with impeachable actions.

The only example necessary is our president's military involvement in Libya without the approval of Congress.  The Constitution clearly states that war acts have to be approved by Congress and our president completely usurped this law and issued an executive order.  Furthermore, as Syria continues to become worse and worse of a situation, Leon Panetta sits in front of Congress informing them that when he, the president, and United Nations reach a decision they will inform the Senate on what action they will take regarding Syria. 

This is unconstitutional!

If Gary Stein can be discharged for expressing and documenting how terrible of a job he thinks President Barack Obama is doing, then President Barack Obama should be impeached for walking all over the Constitution, which he swore to defend every fiber of, when he is clearly breaking his own oath.

211.5 miles to go.

Here is what happened one year ago on Day240.

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