answer the short essay question in 400 words

An active duty servicemember posts the following on his Facebook page: “Screw Obama and I will not follow all orders from him.” He also wrote, in an apparent play on his oath to protect the U.S. Constitution from “enemies foreign and domestic,” that “Obama is the economic enemy … He is the religious enemy … he is the ‘Fundamentally change’ America enemy … he IS the Domestic Enemy.” Is this protected speech, or can the servicemember be punished? Please discuss the background of the freedom of speech as it applies to military members, and specifically address the Facebook comments. Your answer must be a minimum of 400 words.

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