This century’s AYFKM? Award already went to Bush II and the Congress for putting the Patriot Act into place, and to all the other presidents and congresses who continue to allow this unconstitutional piece of garbage to supersede our Constitution, trample our rights, and imprison the innocent while Bambi wants Gitmo terrorists to walk our streets.

Ashton Lundeby

Ashton Lundeby

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According to WND:

A 16-year-old homeschooled boy from North Carolina was taken away from his home in handcuffs two months ago and has been held by the FBI in Indiana ever since, a victim, his mother claims, of the Patriot Act spun out of control.

According to Annette Lundeby of Oxford, N.C., armed FBI agents and local police stormed her home around 10 p.m. on March 5, looking for her son, Ashton. The officers presented a federal search warrant and seized the tenth-grader’s computer, cell phone and bank statements.

Ashton was then taken to a juvenile facility in South Bend, Ind., charged with making a bomb threat in Indiana from his home computer.

His mother, however, told Raleigh’s WRAL-TV that she argued with the authorities, claiming someone must have hacked into her son’s IP address and used it to make crank calls. The agents’ search, she claims, also failed to uncover any trace of bomb-making materials.

“Undoubtedly, they were given false information,” Lundeby told the station, “or they would not have had 12 agents in my house with a widow and two children and three cats.”

Allowed little access to see her son over the last two months, facing a court date that keeps being pushed back and given no information by FBI agents sitting behind a gag order on the case, Lundeby now says the USA Patriot Act has unjustly imprisoned an innocent boy and stripped her son of due process.

“We have no rights under the Patriot Act to even defend them, because the Patriot Act basically supersedes the Constitution,” she told WRAL-TV. “It wasn’t intended to drag your barely 16-year-old, 120-pound son out in the middle of the night on a charge that we can’t even defend.”

It is this easy for the government to lock people up and throw away the key, and we all knew this was going to happen whether we want to admit it or not.  Can anyone explain to my why a 16 year old kid is sitting in jail for two months.  If  he really is a home-grown terrorist, would not it be expeditious to convict and parade him around to prove the point that the Patriot Act works?  How many more Americans have been picked up that we do not know about?

We keep hearing that America is a nation of laws that no longer exists as long as the fascist Patriot Act can allow anyone to be arrested and jailed with no hearing, an ever moving court date, gag orders, and suspension of due process.  Who will be next; you, me, the little old lady at the end of the block?  As long as we are going for the gold, we might as well add The Patriot Act to the list of reasons we will fire this government in 2010 and 2012 for ineptitude and inaction.

“When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty.”

Thomas Jefferson

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