Petty Officer 2nd Class Janaye Ervin was a Navy intelligence specialist before she recently decided to disrespect our country by refusing to stand for the national anthem. Unfortunately for her, she immediately learned that the U.S. military will not tolerate this race-baiting nonsense.
According to Conservative Tribune, Ervin was stripped of her security clearance and assigned to menial labor before she was thrown out of the Navy for her little ode to Colin Kaepernick.
On September 19, Ervin refused to stand for the anthem when she was on reserve duty at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Hawaii, saying that she was trying to make a statement about blacks being persecuted in the United States by doing this.
“I just didn’t want to stand at that moment,” Ervin said, according to The International Business Times. “I can’t stand for this song knowing that the song isn’t for me, being black. The song doesn’t represent me at all. To be honest, I never really thought about the flag my entire life, I had no reason to. It’s just a flag.”
The next day, Ervin was read her rights and was warned by her superiors that she had compromised her security clearance, which she needed to do both her military and civilian jobs. 24 hours later, she was stripped of her security clearance and was escorted out of the secure area where she was employed.
Afterwards, Ervin claimed that nobody told her what order she was violating. However, this was clearly a blatant lie, since she violated the 10th general order for sentries, which is taught in Navy boot camp. When cadets enter bootcamp, they all have to memorize the 11 general orders, and they are informed that violating any one of them is subject to Article 92 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice and is subject to whatever punishment is decided by court-martial.
Ervin later went on Facebook to whine about what the Navy did to her, claiming that she was treated unfairly.
“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, according to PopularMilitary.com.
She’s ignoring the fact that she actually did this to herself, and that she would still be in the Navy had she simply shown our country the respect it deserves. The Navy took the high road on this issue by basically refusing to comment on it, with a Navy Reserve Forces spokesperson only saying that “Petty Officer Janaye Ervin has fulfilled her obligation of enlistment and was honorably discharged from the United States Navy.”
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