An eighteen-year-old man is the latest victim in the coast-to-coast carpet-bombing war of political correctness.
The recruiter in Conway, Arkansas determined the tattoo was racist and therefore against Marine regulations on tattoos.
Bauswell told a local TV station, “[The recruiter] says DQ, just automatically DQ.”
According to the Marine Corp Recruiting Command recruits cannot have any tattoos that are deemed “prejudicial to good order, discipline or morale” and that includes tattoos that are “sexist (express nudity), racist, eccentric or offensive…”
The Marine Corp allows tattoos though the size and placement are regulated. Full sleeve tattoos, for instance, are banned, as are tattoos of drug paraphernalia.
Bausell said he included the words “Southern Pride” on the flag to make sure no one thought the flag was a symbol of racial hatred. But, that was not enough for the recuiter whose race has not been revealed.
On the heels of the shooting in Charleston, South Carolina, Governor Nikki Haley called for the removal of the removal of the Confederate flag from state capital grounds. She said, “The flag, while an integral part of our past, does not represent the future of our great state.” Senator Lindsay Graham stood beside her that day
Presidential hopefuls Jeb Bush and John Kasich quickly voiced support for Haley’s decision.
Former GOP standard bearer Mitt Romney also got involved saying the flag was “a symbol of hatred.”
Jeb Bush said the Confederate Flag in Florida had been removed from state grounds and placed in a museum “where it belongs.”