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WE DIED, THEY REJOICED.

By ATWadmin On November 14th, 2008

What do you make of the news that a lawsuit has been filed against two officers at North Carolina’s Camp Lejeune Marine base for banning a civilian worker – a 25-year Marine whose son was a victim of the U.S.S. Cole attack – from publicly condemning Islamic terrorists?

The lawsuit was filed by the Thomas More Law Center on behalf of Jesse Nieto after base officials first ordered him to remove bumper stickers from his private vehicle then banned the vehicle from all federal installations nationwide. Lawyers for the Thomas More Law Center said Nieto served in the Marines for 25 years, including two combat tours in Vietnam. His youngest son, Marc, and 16 of Marc’s shipmates were killed Oct. 12, 2000, by Islamic terrorists who bombed the U.S.S. Cole in Yemen.

Have a look at the OFFENSIVE bumper stickers. I think it wrong to have banned it given the circumstances.

12 Responses to “WE DIED, THEY REJOICED.”

  1. As a 25 year Vet he would know that the military has a right to do this.

  2. Isn’t this a violation of free speech? (serious question)

  3. Patty

    Yes it is, but it stretches into the area of employment responsibilities and the right of the employer to determin conditions of behaviour on work premises. However, the non-action taken against other opionated stickers weakens their case.

  4. Good points folks.

  5. Well, yes, the employer is entitled to set the rules. Mr Nieto can display the signs where he likes, simply not on the base – problem solved.

    Of course Mr Nieto could fight it, employ an attorney and take it to court. There he could call a star witness in his defence – the current Commander-in-Chief of the United States military.

  6. The Thomas Moore center if not catholic, is christian centered and takes up cases to defend removal of crosses from public areas or defending people fired for wearing crosses as jewelry to work. i guess here they walked the walk.

  7. It certainly is a restriction on free speech, but a lawful one.

  8. "Islam=Terrorism" seems a little over-the-top.

  9. Hitler’s army was only 28 million strong…Islam is 1.2 Billion strong. HELLO…do the math.

    THEY ARE A THREAT!!! 9/11 PROVED IT!!!

    http://www.thereligionofpeace.com

    Revelation 9:16

  10. "THEY ARE A THREAT!!! 9/11 PROVED IT!!!"

    9/11 was commited by a group of Muslims not by Islam itself. Your xenophobic hatemongering is one of the things wrong with Western Society.

  11. This is AMERICA freedom of speech is in the constitution is it not. Lets stop making everyone else in the world happy while burdening American with others Ideals – they don’t care about the feelings and/or rights, of us Americans. Have you seen or heard Thomas Payne views? Listen and tell me what you think America. Mr. Nieto with all you have given to the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA i support you.Thanks for your service and sacrifices! Being a retired sailor I will never forget the USS Cole!

  12. This is AMERICA freedom of speech is in the constitution is it not. Lets stop making everyone else in the world happy while burdening American with others Ideals – they don’t care about the feelings and/or rights, of us Americans. Have you seen or heard Thomas Payne views? Listen and tell me what you think America. Mr. Nieto with all you have given to the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA i support you.Thanks for your service and sacrifices! Being a retired sailor I will never forget the USS Cole!