Naval Officer Janaye Ervin Punished For Refusal To Stand For National Anthem
We suspect that for the foreseeable future, there will be nationwide debates about Colin Kaepernick and his protest of the National Anthem.
Kaep protest birthed a nation of millions to support his efforts, most notably, some of the men and women in the armed forces who fight to protect our freedoms. Social media has dubbed them #VeteransForKaepernick.
Enter, Intelligence Specialist 2nd Class Janaye Ervin who recently refused to stand for the anthem while she was wearing her uniform.
As you might imagine, that didn’t go over so well with her higher-ups.
Janaye took to Facebook to post the following:
“I have been proudly serving in the US Navy Reserve Force since November 2008. I have pledged to support and defend the Constitution of the United States and to spread freedom and democracy around the world. I will never waver from that pledge,” she wrote in the post, which included a photograph of herself in her Navy blue digital camouflage work uniform…
“I feel like a hypocrite singing about the ‘land of the free’ when I know that only applies to some Americans,” she wrote. “I will gladly stand again, when ALL AMERICANS are afforded the same freedom.”
Here’s what she had to sad after our beloved country gave her the Heisman for exercising the rights she’s risked her life for:
“The Navy has decided to punish me for defending the Constitution and has taken away my equipment I need to do my Naval job,” she wrote. “It was my pleasure serving my country, I love it dearly, that is why I must do this for you. I will keep you all posted on what happens next!”
The hypocrisy of democracy. SMFH.
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