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Ive been curious about something for a while, Is it against army rules(and/or punishable under ucmj) to be a member of the communist party of america. And if so isnt that conflicting with the polical freedoms given to us as american citizens?
also im not stating that communism is a good thing or a badd thing, so please no anti,or pro, communism arguements.
 
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You will be unable to acquire a security clearance approval if you state or show proof that you are a member of the Communist party. There are several questions that ask "are you a member of any foreign or domestic group that views or holds views against the United States?" I think it was also in the enlistment paperwork to identify if you were a member of any political party.
 
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Ive been curious about something for a while, Is it against army rules(and/or punishable under ucmj) to be a member of the communist party of america. And if so isnt that conflicting with the polical freedoms given to us as american citizens?
also im not stating that communism is a good thing or a badd thing, so please no anti,or pro, communism arguements.
Mr_nipple: What provokes this question if you don't mind me asking?


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Originally posted by mr_areola:
Ive been curious about something for a while, Is it against army rules(and/or punishable under ucmj) to be a member of the communist party of america. And if so isnt that conflicting with the polical freedoms given to us as american citizens?
also im not stating that communism is a good thing or a badd thing, so please no anti,or pro, communism arguements.
Mr_nipple: What provokes this question if you don't mind me asking?


it became a topic of debate between myself and a few fellow soldiers after one of my ncos harrased me about an artical of clothing, a t-shirt with a hammer and sicle and the letters cccp on it, that i was wearing.
 
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Well here's what I think.....

You can identify with what political party you want. But if your planning on staying in the military you'll probably never see a DA selected rank, you'll never hold a security clearance and depending on how verbal you are about it i.e. wearing those kind of shirts you'll get alot of flak about it. It's just the nature of the beast. Now I have told a PVT to take a anti-Bush bumper sticker off of her car before she got into trouble before but it also showed him getting shot in the head. She couldn't understand what the problem was, so i told her to go look at her chain of command again. lol Personally I don' think it's worth it.
 
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Wait a minute....Dude your in Korea!!! Of course you caught hell for it!! What were you thinking? lol
 
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Why the hell would you wear a commie tshirt?


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Yet again the problem with this "New Army" Soldiers want to discuss everything instead of just shutting up and acting..NCO harassing you harass is a big word, and I am sure he was not harassing you. If so call IG. Stop wearing the shirt. I believe that you should be able to tailor your wardrobe to not cause issues, especially in a foreign country. You represent the rest of the USA when there we do not endorse or like Communism,we fight it. Be a professional soldier.


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Seems like communism is a popular topic recently. Either way, though America isn't communist, there's no law against being one or liking the idea. There's an American communist party. We fight for freedom, including the freedom to be a communist if you want to.

Darn those "thinking" soldiers anyways. Why can't they ust let the NCO's decide everything for them?
 
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once again ill state, im neither for nor against communism, it was a vintage tshirt there where no political reson for me wearing the shirt. I also would have understood if the nco would have not acted the way he did especialy seeing as how i was in the berraks at the time. Also i feel im a very professional soldier but i shouldnt have to tailor my wardrobe to please some old guy who still thinks the cold wars going on. i thought i was an american with freedom of expression and whatnot, not some one ruled by a facist dictatorship
 
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yes you are american, but you are also a Soldier. Take a good look at the organization you are a part of, the military is by far the finest example of communism filled with dictators. Freedom of speech is a right enjoyed by those who do not, can not, will not, or no longer defend that right. That's the price of being a Soldier. By wearing a shirt like that you are a walking billboard for what it represents whether you support it or not, that's the reality of it.
 
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Originally posted by mr_areola:
once again ill state, im neither for nor against communism, it was a vintage tshirt there where no political reson for me wearing the shirt. I also would have understood if the nco would have not acted the way he did especialy seeing as how i was in the berraks at the time. Also i feel im a very professional soldier but i shouldnt have to tailor my wardrobe to please some old guy who still thinks the cold wars going on. i thought i was an american with freedom of expression and whatnot, not some one ruled by a facist dictatorship
So do you mind if I wear a tshirt with Hitler and the swastika on it? It's vintage, I swear.


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Are you serious? You're comparing communism to Nazism? That's by far the most ridiculous, albeit ignorant comment I've read to date.
 
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Are you serious? You're comparing communism to Nazism? That's by far the most ridiculous, albeit ignorant comment I've read to date.
So you are saying that the amount of people Stalin exterminated was not nearly as many people as Hitler exterminated? Or should we add in the other numbers of people exterminated in COMMUNIST China, North Korea, etc as well?

# of Deaths as a result of Hitler/Nazism < # of Deaths as a result of Communism/Stalin

Just in case you weren't paying attention in history class. Note that I am not comparing ideals/tenets of either form of government.

You're the cool guy supporting the idea of wearing a communist tshirt and calling me ignorant and ridiculous. Big Grin


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Stalin: at least 20 million (although many sources state as many as 30 million)

Hitler: approximately 11 million (6 million Jews, 5 million others)

Hmmm..... Roll Eyes

Ever think that the communists and their symbols connotate just as much if not more oppression/death as Hitler and fascism?


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