Bradley Manning tortured?

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Registered: 03-08-2011
Bradley Manning tortured?
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Thu, 12-08-2011 - 7:43pm

Bradley Manning tortured?

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Registered: 02-05-2011
Mon, 01-02-2012 - 11:06am
There is a judge in my local court who requires female counsel to wear dresses or skirts and males to wear suits and ties.

Such is life in America. The military has authority over it's bases per the UCMJ. If you don't like uniforms and dress codes, don't live in military housing or shop at military stores.

My daughter goes to a school that requires uniforms. I'm guessing somehow that's good, but dress codes by the military are bad??
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Registered: 03-03-2009
Mon, 01-02-2012 - 11:51pm

I used the dress code as an example of how life in the armed forces is not necessarily "constitutional". The UCMJ itself has a fair number of UNconstitutional restrictions on personal actions (going AWOL for instance) and freedoms of speech (Article 88).

Uniforms, at least in the armed forces, are a way to foster a......well.....uniform and disciplined unit. Makes some sense.

There's a difference between uniforms and dress codes. Requiring women to wear dresses, while shopping in taxpayer-funded facilities, was just plain sexist and IMHO, authoritarianism run amok. Civies (military dependents aside) would certainly balk and likely invoke the Constitution at some point in the appeals process!

Jabberwocka

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Registered: 03-08-2011
Thu, 01-05-2012 - 7:23pm

Manning did the same thing "Deep Throat" had done - reveal the government scandal. He was punished to intimidate other whistleblowers.

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