Navy Officer Refused To Stand For The National Anthem - Now She's Paying The Price

A woman who tried to opt out of the national anthem is under review right now and may suffer consequences for her protest. Even though Americans have a Constitutional right to protest, the woman has come under fire because she is an officer in uniform.

Janaye Ervin is a sailor in the U.S. Navy and she is under review for refusing to stand or salute during the raising of the American flag. Ervin posted on Facebook that she feels "like a hypocrite singing about the 'land of the free' when I know that only applies to some Americans."

Ervin, as a member of the U.S. Military, is beholden to the Uniform Code of Military Conduct. This code outlines behaviors for service members in uniform. Military personnel are required to salute the flag when the National Anthem plays.

The intelligence officer has deleted her Facebook post on the matter and lost her security clearance. She is now facing charges for violating the code.

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