HopenChange: Protests Now Considered Terrorism
Posted by Casey on June 17, 2009
We’ve been engaged in a full fledged war of free speech since shortly before the election with Obama’s censorship of radio and TV stations and reporters. Now we have some serious problems that go beyond the DHS report on conservatives.
Recently we’ve learned that you are not allowed to hold a rally for a specific piece of legislation unless you pay the government for permission to do so.
Now, if you hold a protest … like say … a tea party. You are officially committing an act of terrorism.
A written exam administered by the Pentagon labels “protests” as a form of “low-level terrorism” — enraging civil liberties advocates and activist groups who say it shows blatant disregard of the First Amendment.
The written exam, given as part of Department of Defense employees’ routine training, includes a multiple-choice question that asks:
“Which of the following is an example of low-level terrorism?”
— Attacking the Pentagon
— Hate crimes against racial groups
The correct answer, according to the exam, is “Protests.”
“Its part of a pattern of equating dissent and protest with terrorism,” said Ann Brick, an attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union, which obtained a copy of the question after a Defense Department employee who was taking the test printed the screen on his or her computer terminal.
“It undermines the core constitutional values the Department of Defense is supposed to be defending,” Brick said, referring to the First Amendment right to peaceably assemble.
And so it has begun.
Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.