Father Of Murdered USS Cole Sailor Banned From Camp Lejeune

Down the road a couple hours from me, political correctness run amok

A veteran whose son was killed in the 2000 terrorist attack on the USS Cole has sued officers at the Marine base where he works, saying they violated his free-speech rights to display bumper stickers that link Islam with terrorism on his vehicle.

Jesse Nieto has worked as a civilian at an electrical distribution shop on Camp Lejeune since 1994. He previously served 25 years in the Marine Corps, including two combat tours as an infantryman in Vietnam, according to his federal lawsuit filed Monday in the eastern district of North Carolina.

The lawsuit — which does not seek monetary damages — asks the court to declare that Nieto’s constitutional rights were violated by the Marines and to allow him to express his political viewpoints on federal installations.

I wonder if the NC ACLU or the parent organization will get involved and stand up for Nieto’s Rights? He has been told he would be fired from his job if he didn’t remove the stickers, he has been ticketed, and

In August, Lt. Col. James Hessen, the base’s traffic court officer, ordered Nieto to peel off the anti-Islam decals, the lawsuit said. Nieto did so while a Marine observed. Two weeks later, Hessen ordered Nieto to remove the rest of his decals, including one that said “REMEMBER THE COLE, 12 Oct. 2000,” the lawsuit said. Nieto refused.

Hessen also issued an order barring Nieto from driving his vehicle onto any military installation, which includes his workplace and Arlington National Cemetery, where Nieto’s son is buried, the lawsuit said.

ACLU? Hello?

How do we win the War on Terrorism when the military leadership won’t acknowledge which religion is behind the majority of terrorist acts?

Photo via Winds Of Babylon thru WorldNetDaily, where you can see the other sticker (and this one, if it gets banned at Photobucket, like many others critical of the Religion of Peace)

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2 Responses to “Father Of Murdered USS Cole Sailor Banned From Camp Lejeune”

  1. Stacy says:

    No. I think it’s because he’s driving a Scion. That crosses the line.

  2. True, but, like guns, airplanes, tanks, and virtually everything else in the world, a Scion is something the RoP can’t even remotely come close to building 🙂

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