This Marine Was Told He Couldn’t Wear A USMC Hat For His...

This Marine Was Told He Couldn’t Wear A USMC Hat For His License Photo As Men With Turbans Were Allowed: Here’s What Happened Next

When DMV officials told a Marine in California he couldn’t wear his USMC hat for the photo in his driver’s license, Alex Morales had other plans…

Here’s the story via USMCLife.com:

“When Marine veteran Alex Morales went to a California DMV on December 18th, to renew his license, he was told to remove his hat before having his picture taken.

That did not sit well with Morales, especially since he noticed there were some men having their pictures taken, with turbans on their heads.

Morales refused to remove his USMC hat after being asked several times. Workers at the Bakersfield-area DMV asked Morales why he wouldn’t take it off. He said, if the others were permitted to wear headgear, then he should be too.

One of the DMV workers explained that the headdress they wore was part of their attire and religion. As far as he was concerned, though, USMC is as close to any religion as one can get, Morales responded. He swore an oath upon enlisting in the Corps — to “one nation under God.”

The workers were apparently stumped, so they called the folks in the state capital.

Morales waited an hour, and found out he won the battle. If a problem came up down the road, as a result of the photo, he was told he could appeal the decision. Alex said he most definitely would.

If anyone should be allowed to display headgear it is vets and active duty service members, he said. Several DMV employees clapped quietly for Alex as he left the building — hat still on.”Marine veteran Alex Morales. Photo Credit: Facebook

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20 COMMENTS

  1. Wear your hat proudly! You earned the right to wear it….. as long as the government approves?
    What a travesty

    Marine Corps Values

    Honor: Honor requires each Marine to exemplify the
    ultimate standard in ethical and moral conduct. Honor is many things; honor
    requires many things. A U.S. Marine must never lie, never cheat, never steal,
    but that is not enough. Much more is required. Each Marine must cling to an
    uncompromising code of personal integrity, accountable for his actions and
    holding others accountable for theirs. And, above all, honor mandates that a
    Marine never sully the reputation of his Corps.

    Courage: Simply stated, courage is honor in action — and more. Courage is
    moral strength, the will to heed the inner voice of conscience, the will to do
    what is right regardless of the conduct of others. It is mental discipline, an
    adherence to a higher standard. Courage means willingness to take a stand for
    what is right in spite of adverse consequences. This courage, throughout the
    history of the Corps, has sustained Marines during the chaos, perils, and
    hardships of combat. And each day, it enables each Marine to look in the mirror
    — and smile.

    Commitment: Total dedication to Corps and Country. Gung-ho Marine teamwork. All
    for one, one for all. By whatever name or cliche, commitment is a combination
    of (1) selfless determination and (2) a relentless dedication to excellence.
    Marines never give up, never give in, never willingly accept second best.
    Excellence is always the goal. And, when their active duty days are over,
    Marines remain reserve Marines, retired Marines, or Marine veterans. There is no
    such thing as an ex-Marine or former-Marine. Once a Marine, always a Marine.
    Commitment never dies.

    http://www.usmcpress.com/heritage/corp_values.htm

      • You are correct!

        WHO DO YOU TRUST… AND WHO DO YOU BELIEVE?

        WE HAVE NOW HAD NATIONAL SECURITY BREACHES BY THE SECRET SERVICE, CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY, FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION AND THE STATE DEPARTMENT..

        THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT IS BEING PROTECTED BY EXECUTIVE PRIVILEGE REGARDING OUR BORDER SECURITY BY OUR PRESIDENT WHOS’ CITIZENSHIP RECORDS ARE SEALED AND OUR STATE’S RIGHT TO UPHOLD FEDERAL LAWS IS BEING CHALLENGED,
        THE STATE DEPARTMENT IS BEING MANAGED BY ON-GOING INVESTIGATIONS AND COMMITTEE REVIEW WHILE OUR EMBASSIES ARE BEING DESTROYED,
        THERE ARE SCANDALS OF MAJOR PROPORTIONS IN THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, IRS, NSA, HSA AND OUR UN AMBASSADOR IS BEING USED AS A SURROGATE ADMINISTRATION SPOKESPERSON TO MIS-REPRESENT FACTS. OUR RIGHT’S
        AS A MILITIA TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS IS BEING CHALLENGED, OUR RIGHT TO CHOOSE TO PURCHASE HEALTHCARE IS BEING TAXED WITH NO SERVICE DELIVERED, OUR ECONOMIC MONETARY COLLAPSE AND FEDERAL BUDGET FISCAL OVERSIGHT HAS BEEN COMPROMISED BY A SEVERE LACK OF CONSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BY OUR FEDERAL RESERVE, DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY, CONGRESSIONAL DIS-FUNCTION AND INCREDULOUS SUPREME COURT DECISIONS WHICH CHALLENGE THE LAWS OF GOD AND NATURE!

        WHAT’S NEXT?

  2. Good for you, Alex ~ I guess we have to dig in our heels now, as the worms are turning toward the maggots. God Bless America, Land that I Love! <3

  3. BS, BS, BS! I have never been, nor will I ever Be Politically Correct. I wear my hat, whenever & wherever I want!

  4. I am so happy that you won. I think it should be allowed for anyone wear any type of head gear as long as it does not obstruct the facial features. If these Muslims can do as they wish due to attire or religion then why can’t we?? I wonder how these woman who wear the FULL face cover except for the eyes can get a licence?? How can you tell it is a woman or a man for you can only see the eyes. They should have to go by our laws for they are here in the USA and NOT in there home country. They can put the head gear back on after the picture is taken. If that is asking to much then no licence should be issued. I am sorry but these people need to understand they came here and AGREED to obey our laws. No where does our laws say we have to conform to their laws.

  5. sorry but its time to tell these fucking liberal bastards in charge to fuck off and leave us who were and are ready to do our country whatever it takes to go to hell and as a matter iof fact take your damn muslim president with you. This is pure outrage and its time it stopped before you lib assholes take it that one step too fucking far. Now ask me how I really feel.

  6. Way to go MARINE! I am a US NAVY Veteran with an Honorable discharge and I am very proud of it. Thank you for your stand against this ignorant mindset of the liberal pussies that suck off of our tax payers money for a living. Maybe they and their families should be required to defend our country and sign the blank check that we did when we took our oath of commitment.

  7. Kick spit yell fight back the only way the mislim infiltrated govt seems to know how.. Fire with fire.. Fight them in the malls. The churches . but especially where we have them outnumbered by thousands to one… WITH THE TRUTH AND THE RIIGHT TO BEAR ARMS. Those who will fight and die to preserve our nation our culture our constitution and OUR WAY OF LIFE …GodSpeed America…have faith And we will MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN My dad was a US Marine in the Pacific theatre of WWII….i still have his Marine corp issued green wool blanket, that he had with him in IWO JIMA… America wont let you down dad…ill see to that .. I Promise and i Love and miss u everyday…

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