Arkansas teen says Marines rejected him over Confederate flag tattoo

bauswellEighteen-year-old Anthony Bauswell said he wanted to serve the country in the Marine Corps, but was rejected over a tattoo of a Confederate battle flag with the phrase “Southern Pride” over it.

Like most country boys, Arkansas Matters said, he likes to hunt, fish and be outdoors.  He’s also proud of his Southern heritage.  But thanks to left-wing political correctness, he can’t even serve his country in the military branch of his choice.

“There’s the tattoo, it clearly states southern pride,” he said:

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“As soon as I said rebel flag on my ribs, he says DQ, just automatically, DQ,” the young man said.  “I felt pretty low. My own government wasn’t going to let me serve my country because of the ink on my skin.”

But it’s not just the ink on his skin, it’s what the ink says.  Marine Corps policy forbids certain tattoos, especially those deemed racist, offensive or “eccentric.”

And now that leftists have demonized a piece of American history — namely the Confederate battle flag — the banner is considered to be racist, which completely ignores the actual history of the banner.

But for liberals, facts and history doesn’t matter — only their own Orwellian version of “reality.”

A video report can be seen below:


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Joe Newby

A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Joe ran for a city council position in Riverside, Calif., in 1991 and managed successful campaigns for the Idaho state legislature. Co-author of "Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad," Joe wrote for Examiner.com from 2010 until it closed in 2016 and his work has been published at Newsbusters, Spokane Faith and Values and other sites. He now runs the Conservative Firing Line.

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