Is Snowden an enemy for informing the world of how the US keeps tags on them, or is he a hero for letting the American people know that their 4th amendment is being violated? Some can argue that America’s enemies didn’t need Snowden to inform them, groups such as al-Qaeda have long since figured that out. Because it is almost certain that enemies already know about what Snowden revealed, the only thing he did wrong was violate his oath, and the NSA’s oath of secrecy trumps his belief that the NSA’s activities were an unconstitutional threat to the American people. Even though the NSA’s oath trumps Snowden’s beliefs, it does not mean that what the oath is protecting is constitutional. The National Security Agency has been keeping many people out of the dark for years about their policies.
Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act allows U.S. intelligence agencies to acquire foreign intelligence information by monitoring foreign persons in the USA and abroad. This act ensures that intelligence agencies can respond in time to terminate a security threat. The most important part of this act, the Section 702 forbids deliberate monitoring of US citizens and their communication. Technically NSA has been violating this act ever since it has been enacted in 2008 because, as we know, they have been monitoring all US citizenry.
This is brought to light in the book when Montag and Faber are talking on the phone and Faber says, “This is some sort of trap! I can’t talk to just anyone on the phone!” (Bradbury, 1991, p.76) Faber’s fear of talking on the phone stems from him knowing that someone listening. The current U.S. government does listen in on the phone calls of its citizens. News journalist Anne Flaherty wrote, “The U.S. government long has enjoyed access to phone networks and high-speed Internet traffic under the U.S. Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act to catch suspected criminals and terrorists.”
He focuses on the aspects on why Snowden’s actions are against the laws of the US government and the contract he has signed at his workplace NSA: “Any government employee or contractor is warned repeatedly that the unauthorized disclosure of classified information is a crime.” By noting this he accuses Snowden of breaking the law he has signed as a government employee. He has not only broken the law, but also put the security of the government at risk: “As a result, all of Snowden’s secrets may wind up in the hands of the Chinese government” This quote indicates, that the leaked information is critical and may have bad consequences if it ends in the wrong hands. By saying “Snowden’s secrets” indicates that there 's more the public does not know about. To empathize that he made the wrong decision he explains what Snowden could have done about the situation bothering him: “they can try to protest within the institutions where they work.”
What constitutes an unreasonable search and seizure in terms of preventing terrorism? We have studied in the past readings about misuse of intelligence gathering agencies on US citizens. Operation CHAOS was directed at anti-war protesters. This is not the agenda today of domestic security; the aim is to prevent terrorism. Lawfully speaking, the FISA court which we have read about provides a legal framework to conduct intelligence gathering on US persons.
He is known for his part in leaking top secret NSA documents leading to revelations about the US surveillance on phone and internet communications. Snowden is now seeking asylum in Russia. He does not have the documents with him anymore as he has handed them over to First Look Media set up by Glenn Greenwald. The US government believe that the documents will never be returned to the NSA which leaves them to wonder what will be the next story to be revealed as not even the government can get access to the documents. Snowden actually tried to leave digital breadcrumbs when taking the documents so that the government would see what documents he looked at and what ones he copied and stole.
The NSA has worked with Google and the FBI to monitor internet use (Dewey). The FBI is a part of the federal government and has recently been exposed for monitoring the internet. Although people argue that monitoring internet use is against the First Amendment, most cases the FBI and NSA use monitoring for include _ÑÒcomputer hacking, drug probes, extortion investigations, and one intellectual property case_Ñù (Hopper). Internet monitoring is only against the First Amendment if the government does not have probable cause. The government uses internet monitoring in positive ways to keep the people of the United States
In the absence of information on specific issues of public interest, government representatives are sometimes called to guess which policy proposals deserve to be carried forward and which ones do not, often making the wrong decision. It is therefore in the very interest of governments to protect and regulate lobbying activity. In the US, the right to petition the government and thus to exert pressure on public officials is enshrined in the Constitution itself, while in some European countries, interest representatives are granted ‘hall-passes’ which allow access to legislators.
Most significantly, Edward Snowden, who worked for the National Security Agency, released top secret documents confirming this theory. Snowden believes the NSAâ€™s tracking of Americans will only get worse in the future; this is a danger to our democracy. The U.S. Department of Justice has accused Snowden of â€œtheft of government property, unauthorized communication of national defense information and willful communication of classified communications...to an unauthorized personâ€ (Finn, 2013). Although Snowden will go down in history as one of America 's most consequential whistleblowers, he sacrificed everything because he did not want to allow the government to destroy internet freedom and Americansâ€™ basic
Lone wolf terrorist are identified as a single person, who seek to or carry out attacks individually, are not associated with organized groups (Hamm & Spaaij, 2015). These individuals pose significant threats to the world because they are both unpredictable in their actions and they operate entirely alone. Scholars and policy-makers agree that lone world terrorist attacks are posing large threats, as well as increasing financial, human, and social costs (Danzell & Montanez). It is because they remain under the radar, preform and increasing number of attacks and are hard to identify that law enforcement and government officials have difficulty deterring attacks by such individuals.
The first exercise ask that readers, they rewrite the assault breaking it down in chronological detail order. The book also has tips for memory blocks. The second exercise instructs them to record their thoughts, feelings, and beliefs to each detail in exercise one. Third exercise, victims should separate their feelings. Victims will have feelings about the assault, but they may also have past emotional issues.
Odysseus, the fabled hero from The Odyssey, and Che Guevara, the renowned revolutionary, both endure the stages of the hero’s journey of Trials, Allies, and Enemies, the Road Back, and the Supreme Ordeal, however Guevara’s journey gave humanity the strength to fight for one’s values, no matter the consequence. Both of the heroes face the stage of the Trials, Allies, and Enemies. Some of the many tests Odysseus faces include Poseidon drowning him, but thankfully Odysseus makes friends with a mermaid, Nausicaa, and King Alcinoos. All of them help to bring him home. To illustrate, Odysseus describes his journey to Scheria to King Alcinoos, “There I was stranded for seven long years.
In ‘What gets students motivated to work harder? Not money’ by Matthew G. Springer, he explains how many use money to motivate children to work hard and how it doesn’t actually work. To prove this he will use his status and credibility, his information and statistics, and emotions to get us, the readers, to side with him. In his argument Springer uses ethos, logos and pathos to get you to lean towards his side.