Following in the footsteps of 49ers Quarterback Colin Kaepernick, a female sailor posted a video to Facebook of herself sitting through morning colors. The military requires all U.S. service members to stop where they are, stand at attention, and salute the flag during the morning ceremony.
From The Daily Caller:
The national anthem “basically says land of the free, home of the brave, except for hirelings and slaves and I just can’t support anything like that,” the female sailor said in the video she posted on Facebook. She continues “I think Colin had a really good point when he said we had bodies in the streets.”
During the ceremony the sailor sat on a bench and raised her fist in a symbol of black power. “Until this country shows they’ve got my back as a black woman … I can’t, and I won’t and I won’t be forced to [stand],” she continues.
Because our military isn’t full of race-baiting snowflakes who are easily offended and prone to making excuses for themselves as we have seen within the NFL, the woman in question is being disciplined. Disciplinary action against those who do not comply with regulations such as the ones the female sailor violated is not unprecedented in the military.
“We are always doing training to make sure that sailors know the pros and cons of using social media, and they must always observe appropriate conduct, and they’re always subject to the UCMJ at all times,” said a spokeswoman for the U.S. Navy. She added that disciplinary measures for the female sailor who stepped out of line are ongoing.