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New Jersey vet with military T-shirt led to denied entry at Six Flags amusement park

A New Jersey veteran was denied entry at Six Flags Great Adventure due to an “offensive” T-shirt he wore in support of the U.S. Marines.

Mario Alejandro, 33, of Woodbridge, said he was stopped while entering the theme park in Jackson on Saturday. The father of three, who took part in the initial invasion of Iraq in 2003 as a member of the Marines, said the T-shirt — emblazoned with the words “Keep Calm and Return Fire” above a red, white and blue machine gun — caught the eye of a security guard at the front gate.

“I can’t let you into the park with that shirt on. That shirt’s offensive,” Alejandro recalled the guard saying to NJ.com. “I said it’s not offensive, it’s a military shirt. I told him that I am an Iraq veteran … I served in the war. But he said: ‘I don’t care, you have to take it off … or you need to buy another shirt to put over it.”


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Wrong ..

If they receive any public funding (ANY), then they are held to "Freedom of speech", like any where else that is public ..

i will wait on any down votes for this post and spit in your eye , you know the one that closes, when the Constitution shows up .. ;)

"HIS"story is going on all the time. Whether or not one sees it, is the defining point of one's character.~MEB

six flags can decide what is acceptable and what is not...

See private property argument

They tried to bury us, they didn't know we were seeds. -mexican proverb

"I bought into the BS and invaded a country

and was responsible for the murder of thousands of innocents" and need to justify my decisions.

“War will cease when men refuse to fight.”
- Fridtjof Hansen

"Wars will be stopped only when soldiers refuse to fight, when workers refuse to load weapons onto ships and aircraft, when people boycott the economic outposts of Empire that are strung across the globe. ”
― Arundhati Roy, Public Power in the Age of Empire

"A vote for the lesser of two evils is a vote to keep things the same", Buckminster Fuller..
A choice for liberty is always a choice for liberty.

I guess every

business has a right to do what they want. Too bad the Federal Government goes out there way to force other businesses to do things they don't want.

So I'm forced to bake a cake

for a gay wedding or lose my business, but I can't wear a shirt with a gun on it.

The country is screwed up beyond belief.


I wouldn't let somebody with an argyle sweater onto my property

“Don’t be in a hurry to condemn because he doesn’t do what you do or think as you think or as fast. There was a time when you didn’t know what you know today.” -Malcolm X

Private property rules. Isn't

Private property rules. Isn't that what they allegedly fought for in Iraq *snicker*. I see a lot of whiny, entitled vets nowadays demanding everyone cow-tow to them.

The market abides.

The market abides.

"The United States can pay any debt it has because we can always print money to do that." — Alan Greenspan

It's private property

and a place for kids. I don't see the big deal

You should

see what shirts the kids are wearing. Geez... It is a big deal. It is just a shirt. Get over it!

wait so I guess kids can't see shirts

with guns on them, C'mon.