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Is the Patriot Act Too Much?

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16 year old Ashton Lundeby is being held by federal authorities hundreds of miles from home for allegedly making a bomb threat (and that is all we know). According to his mother they all were at church when the bomb threat happened. I don’t know what all the facts are in this case, but what bothers me is the lack of access for the mother and I would imagine lawyer. Where is due process here? If this kid is innocent, then I would say that he should sue Obama’s ass off as well as the FBI. All the Authoritarian Right, like Sean Hannity, Bill O’Reilly and Curtis Sliwa said the Patriot Act is a fine thing as if you are not doing anything wrong, you have nothing to worry about. Really? For them, I guess it depends on who wields it, or is it always good? We don’t don’t need the Patriot Act as we have the Second Amendment and the FBI and other government agencies can use existing laws to go after real threats. When is enough, enough? Right now Thomas Jefferson’s spinning is powering Virginia.
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Written by James Lagnese

May 6, 2009 at 5:47 pm