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U.S. Air Force:

Bombs Away Again On Free Speech?

March 15, 2017



Click here to scroll down for additional comment from Oscar Rodriguez on his being removed from a flag folding event and the resulting updated ruling from the U.S. Air Force Inspector General on September 9, 2016.



Following article by, Trey Sabchez, March 10, 2017, Truth Revolt


"These Completely Normal Words Are Now Deemed Offensive By The [U.S.] Air Force."


"Air Force leadership is proving it still has too many Obama PC-leftovers and has decreed that there are some words that are just too offensive to be uttered on or off the base. An e-mail was sent out to Airmen at Joint Base San Antonio, according to Todd Starnes, and such innocuous words as 'boy' and 'girl' made the list.

Here are a few more:

1.   Boy
2.   Girl
3.   You People
4.   Colonial
5.   Blacklist
6.   Blackmail
7.   Blackball
8.   Sounds Greek to me
9.   Blondes have more fun
10. Too many chiefs, not enough Indians

A senior Air Force leader wrote the e-mail which was also sent out to other personnel at Lackland Air Force Base and were warned the words on the list 'may be construed offensive.' The e-mail stated:

'Please be cognizant that such conduct is 100 percent zero tolerance in or outside of the work climate. Let’s capitalize on our richly diverse climate, and help others seek assistance if they are struggling with compliance.'

Starnes reached out to the public affairs spokesperson to verify the list and was told the list isn’t an official Air Force requirement but 'sent out by an individual simply reminding Airmen to be respectful to others.'

Wait… Airmen wasn’t on the list? Shouldn’t that be 'Airperson?'

Thank goodness Defense Secretary James Mattis is now on board to [maybe] knock out these Obama leftovers and get our military back on the right track. It’s obvious with the nude photo scandal rocking all branches of the U.S. military that a list of banned words doesn’t encourage respect for others.

Perhaps this is proof that too much time is spent on the wrong things."


Article by, Trey Sabchez, March 10, 2017, Truth Revolt






The Word God Had Been Banned By The U.S. Air Force Until This Incident Allowed It To Be Corrected


The following troubling story in American history was published by the Shepp Report on June 21, 2016. Click here to scroll down on read how the incident changed the U.S. Air Force ruling on flag folding ceremonies.



Under Obama, Our Congress Should Be Ashamed Of What It Has Allowed!


Congress is responsbile for this!

"When a veteran started offering traditional remarks at a military flag-folding ceremony, several uniformed airmen assaulted him, dragging him out of the room because his remarks mentioned [the word] "God." Now First Liberty Institute lawyers representing retired Senior Master Sergeant Oscar Rodriguez are demanding that the U.S. Air Force apologize and punish those responsible or face a federal civil-rights lawsuit." - Breitbart

(After the video below, you can read the rest of the story or click here now for more details.)




Webmaster's Comment


Our U.S. Congress and the new Progressive Socialist Democrat Party are responsible for this. The threatened impeachment of Richard Nixon was over a break-in at the Democrat headquarters at the Watergate complex. Yet today's Congress has not lifted a finger while Obama for seven years has trashed the morale of our United States military, not to mention his lying about the deaths in Benghazi that allowed him to be re-elected in 2012.

And then there is Mikey Weinstein, a self-proclaimed and vicious hater of faith-based Americans for years who is obviously respected and followed by the U.S. Air Force Command. You may remember Weinstein in his attack on the faith of Franklin Graham in May of 2010, keeping Billy Graham's son out of the Day Of Prayer at the Pentagon.

Franklin had challenged the Islamic faith of the hijackers who took down the Twin Towers in New York City on September 11, 2001. Weinstein then labeled Graham an Islamophobe and the Pentagon agreed.

And Obama? Oh, yeah, he refused to get involved even after meeting with the Graham family in Asheville in April of 2010. After reading the story, you'll know why.

Please watch the video below of the event that lead to the above photo, an Air Force veteran of 33 years being literally dragged out of a retirement ceremony at an Air Force base in April of 2016 and treated like a common criminal.

After watching the horrendous attack on our First Amendment, pass this video and its contents to all those "other" Americans who may not know about this and want to protect our country's traditions since 1776. The Oath Keepers would have never tolerated this, yet airmen follow their orders to disobey our Constitution.


"Roberson had heard Rodriguez give his stirring rendition of the traditional flag-folding speech and asked Rodriguez if he would give that speech at Roberson’s retirement celebration . . . "


And where has George Bush been for seven years?

Bush had said when leaving office that it was important that the next U.S. President be left alone to lead the country as he desired. And as of today, June 20, 2016, no wonder there are so many angry Americans filled to the brim against the Republican establishment that Bush has left in Washington. They see these elites as almost traitors who have walked away in defense of the party's original mission to protect the founding Constitution and the spiritual direction of those who wrote it and then signed it, putting their lives on the line to defend it for future generations.

But obviously and sadly not for this generation, where only certain lives matter and the next generation of leaders may be found hiding in "safe spaces" at our disgraced universities. This started 17 years ago when one of these universities hired a professor because the progressive administration desired more diversity. That professor? Peter Singer, an advocate of human sex with animals.

How soon we forget how fragile our Republic can become when not protected, these new Americans not wanting to get involved for "politically correct reasons" simply assuming others would.

Well they didn't. - Webmaster


Three-decade Air Force veteran, Oscar Rodriguez, assaulted by active members of the U.S. Air Force over his use of only the word "God" in a flag ceremony. - Breitbart

Video Source: YouTube

(Note: Turn your sound up. Volume goes up at the end of the video.)



And Now The Rest Of The Story . . .

Article by Breitbart News, June 20th, 2016


"For countless years, service members have given the 'flag-folding speech' at military and civic events, including retirement ceremonies. Traditionally, this speech explains the colors, symbols, and history of the flag.

The flag-folding speech also contains several religious references, including, 'Let us pray that God will reflect with admiration the willingness of one nation in her attempts to rid the world of tyranny, oppression, and misery. It is this one nation under God that we call, with honor, the United States of America.'

The speech closes with, 'God bless our flag. God bless our troops. God bless America.'

In 2005, [under the watch of George Bush], the Pentagon changed the speech to remove all references to the divine, substituting additional historical facts such as Neil Armstrong’s planting of an American flag on the moon in 1969. But many service members prefer the traditional speech and desire that version given at their own retirement celebrations.

Rodriguez retired from the Air Force in 2013 after 33 years of service to his nation. He has a clear and distinctive voice and is frequently asked to deliver the flag-folding speech at retirement ceremonies.

On April 3, 2016, Master Sergeant Charles Roberson was retiring from active duty. Roberson had heard Rodriguez give his stirring rendition of the traditional flag-folding speech and asked Rodriguez if he would give that speech at Roberson’s retirement celebration at Travis Air Force Base where Roberson served in the 749th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron.

According to a demand letter sent by First Liberty Institute on Monday, when the squadron’s commanding officer, Lieutenant Colonel Michael Sovitsky, learned that Rodriguez would give the traditional speech mentioning God, he expressed his opposition and allegedly tried to block it. As Roberson explained in a video interview seen for the first time on Breitbart News, Roberson asked Rodriguez to press forward.

When the event went forward as planned, another video first obtained by Breitbart News — the one of the retirement ceremony itself — shows Rodriguez taking his position and beginning his flag-folding speech. Four uniformed airmen surround him, forcibly seize him, and roughly drag him out of the room, as he continues shouting out his speech over the heads of his assailants.

The service members were not military police and had no lawful authority to arrest or detain any person, especially a private citizen like Rodriguez. Air Force personnel then expelled Rodriguez from the base entirely.

Rodriguez then retained First Liberty Institute — the largest law firm in the United States exclusively dedicated to protecting religious liberty — as his legal counsel. First Liberty is representing Rodriguez entirely free of charge.

'It was one of the most humiliating experiences of my life,' Rodriguez says. 'To have the Air Force assault me and drag me out of a retirement ceremony simply because my speech included the word ‘God’ is something I never expected from our military.'

'Mr. Rodriguez has a constitutional right to free speech and religious expression, even on a military base,' added Mike Berry, director of military affairs for First Liberty. 'The military broke the law and abused its power. We expect the Air Force to hold those responsible accountable, and allow Mr. Rodriguez to continue honoring the flag and other veterans who have sacrificed for our country.'

On Sunday, First Liberty sent a letter to the U.S. Air Force and the commander of Travis Air Force Base, demanding that the Air Force: (1) issue a formal written apology to Rodriguez, (2) an admission that Air Force personnel violated his civil rights, (3) a written promise that Rodriguez is welcome to return to the base and engage in legally protected speech, and (4) 'Punitive action against those determined to be responsible for violating Mr. Rodriguez’s constitutional rights.'

The letter also lists the various federal laws and provisions of the U.S. Constitution that the airmen — acting as government agents — allegedly violated by their actions, including the First Amendment, Fourth Amendment, and Fifth Amendment of the Bill of Rights. First Liberty Institute is giving the Air Force seven days to meet these demands and apologize to Rodriguez, or these lawyers will file a federal civil-rights lawsuit in U.S. district court to seek justice for this 33-year Air Force veteran.

First Liberty Institute has set up a website showing the videos and legal documents. First Liberty has also set up a separate website,, where Americans can sign a letter expressing their support.

Speaking exclusively with Breitbart News over the weekend, Berry further added, 'Americans should be outraged at seeing uniformed military personnel drag away a decorated veteran who is honoring his friend, simply because he invoked God’s blessing with traditional remarks.'

'The Constitution condemns such authoritarian censorship,' he declared." - Breitbart


Article by Breitbart News, June 20th, 2016







Comment From U.S. Air Force Veteran, Oscar Rodriguez, Over Flag Folding Ceremony Incident


"Oscar Rodriguez, Jr. is a decorated Air Force veteran who has delivered a patriotic flag-folding speech over 100 times at civic and military events. In March 2016, a retiring service member asked Rodriguez to deliver the flag-folding speech at his retirement ceremony, to be held at Travis Air Force Base in Sacramento.

Rodriguez agreed, but when he began the speech, uniformed Airmen assaulted him, physically dragged him out of the ceremony, and kicked him off the military base because the speech included the word 'God.' First Liberty Institute sent a letter to the United States Air Force on June 20, 2016, demanding justice for Rodriguez, and for those responsible to be held accountable." - FirstLiberty

Video source: - FirstLiberty




Change In Protocol At U.S. Air Force Flag Folding Ceremonies

September 9, 2016


Letter source: U.S. Air Force Inspector General








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