"There's a need for some education, not just for the people taking the course, but for the people designing these tests. They need some education in fundamental constitutional principles." Earlier this week, Brick called the question “part of a pattern of equating dissent and protest with terrorism. 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. The language of the question raised flags across the political spectrum, with both anti-war demonstrators and tea party participants interpreting it as an indication of the Pentagon’s indifference to citizens’ civil liberties.
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