A former SEAL says the Navy won't allow SEALs to wear "Don't Tread on Me" badges on their uniforms — possibly because they look too much like the emblem of the tea party.
"At first I thought it was a mistake. I kind of ran through every scenario I could possibly think of," Carl Higbie told "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV.
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"It's part of our heritage," he said Tuesday. "It was our proverbial battle cry . . . This is the history since the Revolutionary War . . . our War of Independence."
Higbie, author of "Battle on the Home Front: A Navy SEAL's Mission to Save the American Dream,"
said that while military brass deny there is a ban, he thinks it is real and a test of today's men and women in the service.
"They're seeing how far they can push, and they're seeing who will push back," he said.
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