The Patriot Act Strikes, What Happened To Ashton Lundeby?

The truth is that every morning war is declared afresh. And the men who wish to continue it are as guilty as the men who began it, more guilty perhaps, for the latter perhaps did not forsee all its horrors. –Marcel Proust, Le Temps Retrouvé

The truth is that every morning war is declared afresh. And the men who wish to continue it are as guilty as the men who began it, more guilty perhaps, for the latter perhaps did not forsee all its horrors. –Marcel Proust, Le Temps Retrouvé

Everyone remembers the Patriot Act which was passed in 2001 after the events of 9/11.  Since its inception, (it is illegal per the Constitution), I have wondered when or how it was going to be enforced.  Turns out it has been used against a 16 year old boy in N. Carolina. Ashton Lundeby has been carted off by the FBI for charges of making a bomb threat over the internet.  Full story can be found here:Watch the video Here: Ashton Lundeby has never been in trouble with the law, has good grades and is now  embroiled in the Patriot Act.  His mother has barely seen him since 12 agents of the FBI and the Sheriff’s department stormed his home and arrested him.

For updates on this boy Click HERE:

Mom says Patriot Act stripped son of due process

Posted: Apr. 29, 2009

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

Around 10 p.m. on March 5, Lundeby said, armed FBI agents along with three local law enforcement officers stormed her home looking for her son. They handcuffed him and presented her with a search warrant.

“They’re saying that ‘We feel this individual is a terrorist or an enemy combatant against the United States, and we’re going to suspend all of those due process rights because this person is an enemy of the United States,” said Dan Boyce, a defense attorney and former U.S. attorney not connected to the Lundeby case.

Ashton Lundeby 16 years old

Ashton Lundeby 16 years old

Ashton Lundeby is being held without the benefit of an attorney, without charges, without recourse to family or friends or any type of support that most of us take for granted. Ashton Lundeby has ceased to exist in our world of laws and daily living.

Who knows what the FBI is doing to him?  Are they using their advanced interigation and torture techniques on this boy?  How will we know?  Is his right to a trial going to be enforced?  No, he is considered a terrorist and therefore outside the laws of these united States. Ashton Lundeby is the poster child for the Patriot Act.

No bomb making parts or pieces were found at the home.  Nothing to indicate that this boy had ever had intentions of doing any harm to this country or any citizen living here.  Only the FBI’s word that Ashton Lundeby’s computer had been used to make the bomb threats.  No consideration for the fact that hackers routinely hack computers and send out spam.  No mention of anything logical just a supposed threat they don’t even have to prove.  And then Ashton disappears for…?  And it could happen to any of us at any time.  Think about it.  If they, (FBI), don’t have to prove you did something, only suspect it, you and I could disappear forever also.

Sure, kids are known to do dumb stuff.  They’ve been known to toilet-paper houses, get into trouble, be a nuisance, or run with the wrong crowd.  But all reports of Ashton Lundeby show that he is not this type of kid.  Being home schooled, his mother would know him best.  Could it be that the government is trying to stop home-schooling and is using this Patriot Act to gain control of Ashton Lundeby’s mind?  It isn’t as if that is unheard of…

I’m sure there isn’t a person on the planet that hasn’t heard of the MK-Ultra.

Project MK-ULTRA, or MKULTRA, was the code name for a covert CIA mind-control and chemical interrogation research program, run by the Office of Scientific Intelligence. The program began in the early 1950s, continuing at least through the late 1960s, and it used United States citizens as its test subjects. The published evidence indicates that Project MK-ULTRA involved the surreptitious use of many types of drugs, as well as other methods, to manipulate individual mental states and to alter brain function.

Project MK-ULTRA was first brought to wide public attention in 1975 by the U.S. Congress, through investigations by the Church Committee, and by a presidential commission known as the Rockefeller Commission. Investigative efforts were hampered by the fact that CIA Director Richard Helms ordered all MK-ULTRA files destroyed in 1973; the Church Committee and Rockefeller Commission investigations relied on the sworn testimony of direct participants and on the relatively small number of documents that survived Helms’ destruction order.

The CIA has a long history of destroying evidence when they feel the need. (1), (2), (3), (4), and the list goes on…

So just what is happening to Ashton Lundeby.  He is sitting here being harassed, questioned, and who knows what else?  Worst of all, he isn’t even an adult and probably has no idea of what is happening to him.  Talk about torture and terror!

South Bend Juvenile Correctional Facility

Dawn Buss
Superintendent Contact Info
(574) 232-8808
4650 Old Cleveland Rd.
South Bend, IN 46628

Also in the article:

“We have no rights under the Patriot Act to even defend them, because the Patriot Act basically supersedes the Constitution,” she said. “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.”

The Patriot Act is one of those laws which is unconstitutional.  It was a super knee-jerk reaction to September 11, 2001.  Now that we know so much more concerning that day, this law should be repealed.  But until then, what does the FBI intend to do with a 16 year old boy?  One who has never been in any trouble.  A boy who is, after all, just a boy?

A search of the FBI’s website for information concerning Ashton Lundeby will show NO RESULTS.  Ditto for a search of the South Bend correctional facility that the boy was supposedly transfered to by the FBI. Ashton Lundeby has simply ceased to exist…

I have sent a letter to Chief of Staff Daniel G. Ronay at dgronay@idoc.in.gov

I have been searching for information concerning Ashton Lundeby and cannot find it.  I would like to know how the boy is and how long you expect to hold him.

I would love to see others take the time to write to this agency and demand information about this boy.  We can’t let him disappear or forget his mother and family.  This type of Gestapo-like behavior must end and those responsible for it stopped. The patriot act must be gotten rid of.  It was a huge knee-jerk reaction by a Congress that has failed time and time again to secure our ports and borders, stop abuse of all the Visa programs, doesn’t bother to check for those they have brought in and then forgotten about, and all the other problems we have.  Fix those and we won’t need the patriot act or any other unconstitutional bill.

I realize it is not the followers of orders that are responsible, (although that doesn’t make them any less guilty of abuse), but those who issue the orders.  These are the peole we must hold accountable for their actions and the actions of their subordinates.  This is Still America and these are Americans we are talking about.

According to Cornell Law:

Specific provisions of the Constitution protect the rights of the individual from interference by the federal and state governments. The first ten amendments, called the Bill of Rights, were enacted in 1791 to provide a check on the new federal government. See The Bill Of Rights: U.S. Const. amendments I – X. The first eight amendments provide protection of some of the most fundamental rights of the individual. For example, the First Amendment protects the fundamental civil rights of free speech, press and assembly. See First Amendment Rights. Subsequent amendments have also broadened the protection afforded the rights of the individual. The 13th Amendment made slavery illegal. See U.S. Const. amend. XIII. The fourteenth Amendment prohibits the states from abridging “the rights and immunitiesof any citizen without due process of law. See U.S. Const. amend. XIV. The “due process” clause of the 14th Amendment has been interpreted by the Supreme Court as affording citizens protection from interference by the state with almost all of the rights listed in the first eight amendments. The exceptions are the right to bear arms in the second Amendment, the 5th Amendment guarantee of a grand jury in criminal prosecutions, and the right to a jury for a civil trial under the seventh Amendment. The Fourteenth Amendment also guarantees the equal protection of the laws. See Equal Protection. The right to vote is protected by the 15th Amendment (“right to vote shall not be denied… on account of race.”), the 19th Amendment (guaranteeing the right to vote regardless of sex), and the 24th Amendment (extending the right to vote to those who are 18 years of age). See U.S. Const. Amendments XV, XIX, and XXIV.

As you can see, the Patriot Act violates much of the Constitution.  It is time to get rid of it and any Congress person who doesn’t do this should be replaced with one who will.  We must return to the Constitution and empower all those who desire this and work to fulfill it.  Congress took an Oath to defend and protect the Constitution, not to pass laws in fear or in panic.  Had they done their jobs with our ports and borders, 9-11 would NEVER have happened.

And what of the North Carolina Highway Patrol who helped the FBI in this raid on an American Citizen?  What do they have to say for themselves???  I wrote to them and asked them the following:

I am wondering why the North Carolina Highway Patrol would assist the FBI in violating the rights of a 16 year old boy where there is little evidence available to prove this boy deserves to be treated as a terrorist?  Why wasn’t the Sheriff’s Office a defender of this boy?

Have you heard of the Oath Keepers?  Maybe you should.  We are Americans and the Patriot Act when used against Americans is Unconstitutional.  Better it should be used against those outsiders.

Ashton Lundeby has disappeared.  You helped.  What do you have to say for yourselves?

State Highway Patrol 919-733-7952
Victims’ Compensation Services 919-733-7974
Public Affairs Office 919 733-5027

As Americans we must fight for eachother, help eachother, stand strong for eachother. We are Americans after all.  We cannot forget or ignore injustice here within our borders.  Banded together we can overcome much that is wrong with these united States at this time.  We can return to what we were, TOGETHER.

Between the DHS Domestic Extremist Lexicon and the DHS Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment we are all being called terrorists by OUR own government because we don’t agree with them 100%. But our Creator given rights guarantee us the right to disagree with whomever we choose.  It is not up to our government, a government that We the People created to serve US, to call us names or send fellow citizens or law enforcement agents against us.

According to the Department of Justice website the Patriot act was supposed to do the following:

The USA PATRIOT Act: Preserving Life and Liberty

Congress enacted the Patriot Act by overwhelming, bipartisan margins, arming law enforcement with new tools to detect and prevent terrorism: The USA Patriot Act was passed nearly unanimously by the Senate 98-1, and 357-66 in the House, with the support of members from across the political spectrum.

The above statement is an exaggeration.  Congress had a knee jerk reaction to 9-11 and this abuse of liberty is the result.  There is no Preserving of Life or Liberty here when the exact opposite is the truth of the matter.  The propaganda that the government puts out and expects us to swallow is amazing.  This act should be abolished now that there are clear heads and time and distance has been put between us and whatever happened on September 11, 2001.  There is a bill before Congress right now which would put brakes on some of the infamous National Security Letters, but it doesn’t go far enough.  Certainly one must question the FBI’s need to use it against a 16 year old boy.  What type of torture of Ashton Lundeby is going on?

Allows law enforcement to use surveillance against more crimes of terror.

Allows federal agents to follow sophisticated terrorists trained to evade detection.

Allows law enforcement to conduct investigations without tipping off terrorists.

Allows federal agents to ask a court for an order to obtain business records in national security terrorism cases.

The Patriot Act facilitated information sharing and cooperation among government agencies so that they can better “connect the dots.”

The Patriot Act updated the law to reflect new technologies and new threats.

Allows law enforcement officials to obtain a search warrant anywhere a terrorist-related activity occurred. (notice the past tense here)

Allows victims of computer hacking to request law enforcement assistance in monitoring the “trespassers” on their computers. (If anything this should have protected Ashton Lundeby)

Enhanced a number of conspiracy penalties, including for arson, killings in federal facilities, attacking communications systems, material support to terrorists, sabotage of nuclear facilities, and interference with flight crew members.

Punishes terrorist attacks on mass transit systems.Punishes bioterrorists.Eliminates the statutes of limitations for certain terrorism crimes and lengthens them for other terrorist crimes.

How any of the Patriot Act can apply to a 16 year old boy who has never been in trouble before, where no evidence was found to support the alleged criminal activity, but it is always the same with the FBI and CIA and cops in general, they don’t think, don’t question, don’t have one good reason why they would summarily detain and incarcerate a Citizen of these united States.  Instead, heavy handed techniques are the normal state and your rights as a Citizen mean nothing.  This has got to stop.  Release Ashton Lundeby immediately!

The paranoia of this government has got to stop.  Stop taking the disapproval of the Citizens of this country personally.  Just because we think you are doing a shitty job doesn’t mean we hate you as a person.  It simply means that you need another job.  Our Government has forgotten it is to serve the needs of the Citizens, not the citizens serve its needs.  Our government is not entitlted anything, but We the People are entitled to much.

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~ by justmytruth on May 6, 2009.

One Response to “The Patriot Act Strikes, What Happened To Ashton Lundeby?”

  1. Today is August 9, 2009. Does anyone know what happened to Ashton Lundeby? Is he still in jail, did he have a trial?

    Does anyone know?

    Please email me if you have any answers.

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