Friday, February 14, 2014

Not Everyone In Uniform Deserves Respect ~ Has Air Force fallen to new lows?

A question of respect?
mal·fea·sance ~ noun Law.
the performance by a public official of an act that is legally unjustified, harmful, or contrary to law; wrongdoing (used especially of an act in violation of a public trust).
It would be proper in calling anyone that wears the uniform of our country (regardless of the branch of service) a public official and historically those that wore the uniform did so with honor and respect...with few exceptions!  This is one of those exceptions.  The attached photograph depicts a... I really can't think of an adjective that would describe my inner feelings of this irreverent display of stupidity.  What was she thinking?  Well I suppose we could call this an act of malfeasance because it is certainly unjustified, harmful and a violation of public trust and there may be no law preventing such wrongdoing, but wrongdoing nonetheless.
Would you say that this person wears the uniform with honor and respect?  Not hardly.
On a personal note, I take exception to her display for I wore the uniform for twenty-one years and if I had to do it all over again, I'd do it all over again... 
There's a line in an Air Force awards certificate that includes the words, "and reflect great credit upon himself (or herself) , his unit, and the United States Air Force."  Will that line ever show up for the above person?  In today's PC world, one never knows!
I found the picture over on FaceBook and here are some of the remarks that accompanied the photo:
JM says, "she should be court martialed what a disgrace.
GA says, "No wonder our military is falling a part ...... look at the 'rif raf' they're enlisting."
AL says, "Really this world It's somewhat out of control that's for sure!!!!!!" 
DDMB says,"How did it get three stripes!"
GB says, "HIGHLY DISRESPECTFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
 JW says, "As an Air Force Senior Airman, she should KNOW better...."
She certainly should know better but let me end it with Luke 23:34, "Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing."  ...she must not know what she is doing. ~ Norman E. Hooben

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