Thursday, May 07, 2009

Can A 16 Year Old Boy Undo The Patriot Act?

The P.A.T.R.I.O.T. Act was cobbled together shortly after 9/11. Fear and hysteria gripped the nation and the Congress responded with a severe curtailment of individual rights under the guise of protecting people from terrorism. While there might be a few good things in there, much of it violates the Constitution. That was certainly the case for young Ashton Lundeby, and now his story might be the way to repeal or at least have the bill rewritten so that it respects our Constitutional rights. Regardless, it still needs to be repealed or rewritten.

Update: The answer is no unfortunately, Wired Magazine explains it here.