Essay On Government Spying On Citizens

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“To Assure Our Country 's Freedom, The Government Should Be Able To Spy On Its Citizens.” This phrase carries a lot of meaning and it implies that citizens should give up some of their freedom. The fourth amendment in our Bill of Rights states, “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.” Invasion of privacy, without reasonable suspicion, is acting against because of the fourth amendment. When war has broken out in a county, circumstances change, and citizens…show more content…
The government should always have a reason behind their actions; just as a person should have reasoning behind their actions. When the government spies on its citizens, it reduces the amount of privacy given to its citizens. Some citizens may feel as though they have to sneak to be able to do things. In book one of 1984, Winston visits Mr.Charrington’s antique shop and after purchasing a paperweight, Mr.Charrington informs him about a room upstairs that has no visible telescreen. Winston will use this room to commit thought-crimes in his diary and engage in relations with Julia. If the government, i.e. Big Brother, was not so harsh with their rules and put some trust in their citizens, Winston would not feel like he needs to break the rules to get…show more content…
The main focus of a country should be to protect its land, citizens and resources. In order to do that, the government may need to keep secrets and maintain a standard way of monitoring its citizens. In the long run, who really benefits from this invasion of privacy? We see how citizens react to the unknown fact that the government monitoring certain conversations and pays close attention to what’s being said. Eric Snowden possessed knowledge of this wrongdoing by the government and made it public news. Some people did not know this was even happening and praised him for enlightening them. There are other ways the government can go about this
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