Military Personnel Have Free Speech Rights


New social media networking tools are giving U.S. soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines the ability to communicate to a mass audience. A serviceman’s exercise of his free speech rights may be unsettling to many military chieftains. However, it is unavoidable and protected by the First Amendment. Free speech also is beneficial to the U.S. military.

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, and Don’t Even Pretend to Be Fair- Part V: Lies, Damn Lies, and Polls


Why is the media touting public opinion polls about “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” when it ignores public opinion polls on other controversial cultural issues?