Sarah Palin clearly took note of the story about an Army master sergeant who’s reportedly been told, among other things, that he’s not allowed to read books by conservative authors—including Sean Hannity, David Limbaugh, and Mark Levin—while in uniform.
Because Palin hit her Facebook page today big-time, asking folks to support Nathan Sommers, a conservative Christian and member of the U.S. Army Band, by posting photos of themselves holding what Palin terms “liberty-loving books.”
Here’s one of many tweets from people who took up the cause:
Palin’s statement reads, in part:
I’d love to see more of America’s finest, our men and women in uniform, along with everybody else proudly and boldly reading more writings from patriots who pinpoint who is trying to kill our Constitution. Americans obviously need to know why it’s imperative we don’t roll over and succumb to these attempts to fundamentally transform America into a populace of sheep merely grazing, and then atrophying, under tyranny.
More from Todd Starnes’ report that appears in Town Hall:
Sommers came under fire for reading the works of Mark Levin, Sean Hannity and David Limbaugh.
Sommers was reading Limbaugh’s “The Great Destroyer” backstage at a U.S. Army Band concert at the U.S. Capitol. A superior officer told him that he was causing “unit disruption” and was offending other soldiers.
“I wasn’t reading aloud,” he said. “I was just reading privately to myself. I was told they were frowning on that and they warned me that I should not be reading literature like that backstage because it was offensive.”
In another episode, he had been caught backstage reading a copy of Levin’s “The Making of Ameritopia.”
Sommers said he was told to refrain from reading the book “while in uniform or within sight of anyone from the band.”
“This is the first time since (my superior officer) indicated I had offended others with my choice of reading material, that I was officially counseled about it,” he said. “The statement took my breath away. I was speechless.”
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