Navy Sailor Refuses to Stand During National Anthem

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A U.S. Navy sailor is under investigation for refusing to stand during the national anthem.

Intelligence Specialist 2nd Class Janaye Ervin, a reservist stationed at Pearl Harbor, posted on Facebook about why she’s following in the footsteps of Colin Kaepernick and others who have demonstrated against police brutality during the anthem.

“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.”

Ervin says she lost her security clearance and was threatened with jail by the Navy in response to her actions.

Troops who don’t stand for the national anthem could face prosecution under the Uniform Code of Military Justice for violating Article 92, which states that troops can be punished for failing to obey a lawful general order.

My fellow Americans,

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. On September 19,2016, while in uniform, I made the conscious decision to not stand for the Star Spangled Banner because I feel like a hypocrite, singing about “land of the free” when, I know that only applies to some Americans. I will gladly stand again, when ALL AMERICANS are afforded the same freedom. The Navy has decided to punish me for defending the Constitution and has taken away my equipment I need to do my Naval job. 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! #HOOYAH #USNAVYVET#PUTINTOACTIONWHATYOUSINGABOUT #DONTTREADONME

8 comments on “Navy Sailor Refuses to Stand During National Anthem
  1. ” I feel like a hypocrite, singing about “land of the free” when, I know that only applies to some Americans. I will gladly stand again, when ALL AMERICANS are afforded the same freedom.”

    Please, throw her butt out of the Navy, and anyone else who refuses to stand for the flag! She ‘is’ a hypocrite ‘and’ traitor for now fulfilling her oath to honor and support our flag. She is a liar about the freedom issues, since she has more freedom than anyone else in the world. Shame on her. Go back to the hole you crawled out from under. She is a disgrace to our entire nation. Don’t just throw her butt out of the service, “LOCK HER UP!” True Americans are sick and tired of this kind of treason.

  2. She’ll stand when “all Americans are afforded the same freedom” she says. Does she mean when “other-than-black” folks can riot, loot and destroy property without penalty? Does she mean when “other-than-black” people can collect government goodies for generations and never be required to work? How much further can society bend over backward for them?

  3. 5 days in the brig on bread and water might encourage that bitch to follow the rules. She is damn lucky i am not her C.O. I probably would have invited her to tender her resignation!

  4. OH LADY HOW YOU HAVE BEEN DECEIVED FOR SO MANY YRS BY THE DEMS THAT MORE THEN LIKELY THAT YOU THOUGHT WERE FOR YOU. THE DEMS SINCE EVEN BEFORE WW2 COULD NOT STAND OUR MILITARY THINK BACK EVEN THEN THEY DIDN’T WANT TO GO TO WAR EVEN TO THAT FACT THE THE JEWISH PEOPLE EVEN THEN WERE BEING SYSTEMATICALLY BEING WIPED OUT. AND ALONG WITH ENGLAND BEING POUNDED TO DEATH AND OUR SHIP BEING SUNK THAT THEN THEY SAID YES. AND THAT WAS AFTER PEARL WAS HIT. IT IS THE DEMS THAT HAVE VEILED THEIR TRUE FEELING FOR OUR MILITARY AND EVERYONE’S FREEDOM. SO LADY WHEN IT COMES TO OUR FLAG DON’T DISHONOR IT BY SETTING DOWN. IT DOESN’T DESERVE IT. IT HAS STOOD BY US ALL THESE YRS. FOR ME BEING A X-ARMY BRAT YOU BETTER LOOK BACK ON THE REAL HISTORY OF AMERICA AND NOT WHAT THE DEMS HAVE BEEN TEACHING IN OUR SCHOOLS. THEN YOU WILL SEE THE REAL PEOPLE TO STAND WITH. YOUR AN AMERICAN –NOW SHOW IT. CORRECTLY.!!!!

  5. All senior enlisted, both active & retired know where this is going. One can think of several other Articles of the UCMJ this sailor has violated. With misconduct in the enlisted ranks taking this turn, it is obvious Leadership has failed at this command at all levels.

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