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    Pentagon Exam Calls Protests 'Low-Level Terrorism,' Angering Activists

    Pentagon Exam Calls Protests 'Low-Level Terrorism,' Angering Activists - Local News | News Articles | National News | US News - FOXNews.com

    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

    — IEDs

    — Hate crimes against racial groups

    — Protests

    The correct answer, according to the exam, is "Protests."
    “I have been arrested within 100 yards of George W. Bush and spoken out against the policies of our government in more than 100 countries," he said. "But they said they have no record on me. I don’t believe that.”

    During Bush's presidency, the Defense Department was criticized for infringing on citizens’ civil rights through surveillance programs designed to protect the nation against terrorist attacks. Brick said she has seen no indication that there will be a change in policy under President Obama.

    “We need to see what they do,” she said. “In a number of areas the Obama administration has not backed off and kept the Bush administration line.”
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    Re: Pentagon Exam Calls Protests 'Low-Level Terrorism,' Angering Activists

    I think the issuer of the report is an idiot, or worse, the founding writings were very clear that protests and dissent are protected, and many times proper, and a necessary ingredient to a free people.
    Neither side in an argument can find the truth when both make an absolute claim on it.

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    Re: Pentagon Exam Calls Protests 'Low-Level Terrorism,' Angering Activists

    It is a correct answer because the other answers are examples of high level terrorism. Personally I would add right wing media hatemongers to the list of examples of low level terrorism.

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    Re: Pentagon Exam Calls Protests 'Low-Level Terrorism,' Angering Activists

    I don't care what they call it. Assembly, association, and protest especially along political lines is to be held to its fullest.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: Pentagon Exam Calls Protests 'Low-Level Terrorism,' Angering Activists

    Quote Originally Posted by WillRockwell View Post
    It is a correct answer because the other answers are examples of high level terrorism. Personally I would add right wing media hatemongers to the list of examples of low level terrorism.
    Thank god people like you are there to protect our civil liberties.
    People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.

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    Re: Pentagon Exam Calls Protests 'Low-Level Terrorism,' Angering Activists

    Quote Originally Posted by WillRockwell View Post
    It is a correct answer because the other answers are examples of high level terrorism.
    How is protesting even a "low level" form of terrorism?

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