Finally a totalitarian government will lie to their citizens so that they are always correct. In the novel of "1984" the party would constantly lie to the citizens about who they were fighting or about what rations that they were going to receive and would then correct any form of evidence saying anything else. This was used by our own country many times like when the government lied about the amount of soldiers we had during the war against Iraq (Richard Sisk, " Number of US Troops in Iraq More Than 4,000, Exceeds Previous Claims", 2016, p.1). This shows the use of restrictions and censorship in a totalitarian government to control their
Not only has the government been spying on suspected terrorists, but also the American people. Snowden leaked documents that exposed phone and Internet corporations, like Verizon, handing over daily phone records of unsuspected
To begin, government surveillance invades citizen’s privacy and breaks the fourth and first Amendment right that they naturally have. The fourth amendment states that a person has the right to be protected from unreasonable searches and seizures while the first amendment exercises freedom of speech and religion (United States Constitution). Government surveillance breaks the fourth amendment by searching people’s internet files and databases without a reason; the first amendment is also broken because people no longer have freedom of speech if the NSA is spying on them and what they say is being monitored. The NSA has been spying on citizens for quite some time now to find out what they have been saying or doing. Charlie Savage, an author and newspaper reporter, states in his article
Now don’t get me wrong things like the patriot act are necessary for the safety of our nations but I believe the NSA has been taking things much too far. The NSA has been purposely intruding SMS, texts, calls, and almost anything that is considered over the web interaction. Not only is this causing problems for people right here at home but is also making enemies overseas. A great example of this is the NSA spying scandal in Germany. On July 10th 2014 as told by several news site including my citing of NBC news  that Germany demanded that the top U.S. intelligence official leave immediately over spying allegations.
J. Edgar led many operations to help protect the USA against its enemies both outside and possibly inside of the government. Information gained when you are in a place that does not broadcast its doing on every station in America is called spying which is done from the inside. ...and even had an FBI operating the short wave radio station through which the Nazi spies communicated with their bosses in Berlin (the other half of history). Without spies information that has possibly prevented many disasters from happening would not have been gained. For a man who held nothing back in his pursuit of righteous justice and power and believed there were spies everywhere there was a limit.
First off domestically, before the Cold War the U.S. was loose with their domestic policy but after it they were very strict with their domestic policy. The U.S. formed the House of Un-American Activities, which checked just about every foreign person for them being a spy. This action made every foreigner a suspect. On top of that the HUAC would attack anyone in their way and claim it was justified because they feared the Communists invading their nation. So domestic wise the
It strikes fear in the to be tortured prisoners so that they make talk before the CIA even lays a finger on them. It is very difficult to get dangerous people to talk, so we use dangerous methods to get them to talk. Getting all the information from prisoners, terrorists, gangsters, and mobsters held by the CIA is crucial to saving American lives. After the Boston Marathon bombing one of the suspects escaped from the scene and the other was caught by police, the one that was held by the CIA was tortured until he spoke of his brother’s hideout where police shot and killed the terrorist. Without torture there would still be a terrorist running free on the streets of Boston.
The President may have not ordered the burglarizing to happen because he didn’t want a negative sentiment put upon him but might have had some knowledge about it. As it was stated above in the quote, he went to extreme lengths to cover up what had happened, and he even went as far to commit an obstruction of justice and abuse of presidential power. He went to great lengths to keep this quiet and he must have known about the whole scheme even before the first break in happened, so he could be prepared to hide it as best as possible. On some of the tapes, from his office, it suggests that he did indeed know about the whole scandal. In an article it says “…three days after the crime, Nixon, in a tape-recorded conversation with H.R.
Nixon succeeded in sending spies into Watergate to wiretap phones, in order to receive information about the Democratic National Committee. Nixon went as far as to bribe the men to not mention the white house while they were on trial. Many other offenses
(Ruiz, Victor, and Baez) Our mission was to collect some “intel” on the Chinese and the Russians, because there was a military coup (a coup is a sudden, violent, and illegal seizure of power from a government) going on in China. The U.S. feared that the Russians would join sides with the Chinese and needed intel to prove it so they could prevent it. We were able to complete the objective and escape the city. Like I said, the objective was to collect vital intelligence. Seemed