A former Air Force officer will be one of 10 plaintiffs included in a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union today against the U.S. government challenging the country's no-fly list.
Steve Washburn, 55, an American citizen, learned he was placed on the no-fly list when he and his wife attempted to fly home to New Mexico from Dublin, Ireland.
"When we went to board the plane they told me 'I'm sorry, we can't let you get on the plane. You're on the U.S. no-fly terrorist watch list,'" said Washburn. Now Washburn, who made it home after a carefully scripted 72 hour journey through Germany, Brazil, Peru and Mexico to avoid U.S. airspace - and others are a part of the ACLU lawsuit that charges the government of violating their constitutional rights.
U.S. Government Sued by ACLU Over No Fly List
This Washburn fellow really needs to talk to Ginx. Then he would learn to stop whining and know that he's not being oppressed just simply for being American. Poor baby, didn't he ever hear of the Social Contract? He gave his consent to such things as No-Fly lists by living in America. Love it or leave it, anarchist!
The court system that this entire problem is being addressed in and through which will likely be corrected is part of the Big, Scary State that you think is so evil. Do you not understand that government can make mistakes, and that we have means of addressing that? I guess that would require you to actually do something besides whine, because you just want to be left alone... until of course you want something, then you need society again.ReplyDelete