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.
She also wrote, “to punish the stirrup of sedition, the writer and printer of base and unfounded calumny. This would contribute as much to the peace and harmony of our country,” (Adams 1788-1801). She may just seem like she wants to help the country, but she is really breaking the first amendment. She caused a lot of trouble in getting the Sedition Act passed and it really didn’t improve anything in the country. All it did was put innocent people in
He believes that people deserve privacy so much that when he found out that the government was spying on the American public he ignored the chance of going to prison and released all of the details about how the government was spying on the public. Snowden demonstrated the same beliefs as those stated in “Blue’s Ain’t No Mockin Bird.” As Bambara demonstrated through the use of symbolism and metaphor, and as Marlon Brando stated, privacy should not be given to a select few, but rather should be given to
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. NSA hides the fact that they are monitoring on US citizens without the warrant as they find some connection between the person monitored and some illegal activity to justify their monitoring.
Every American is being monitored even without reasonable cause for the government to be monitoring them. The intentions of both acts were to monitor Americans who are supporting the terrorist and help fight the terrorist crimes within our country. The problem is that the government is over stepping that line and is monitoring everyone’s phone data. Phone data is not a reasonable source to gain suspicion of someone who a terrorist or helping a terrorist. Washington Post has posted on May 24, 2015 that the FBI confirms that no major terrorism cases were caught form the Patriot phone data collection (Krieger, 2015) The American Civil Liberties Union filed a law suit against the government in 2013.
With this in mind, is it so hard to believe that Peyton Farquhar willingly destroyed government property prior to being told not to, knowing that he would be hanged, just because he was so hopelessly devoted to a cause and group? Another key point, is stated in the text. It demonstrates a far too curious Peyton Farquhar. Farquhar exhibits his sinful intentions and criminal mind. He is asking the Federal or Northern scout multiple questions about Owl Creek Bridge.
The FBI investigated but the final charges did not go as expected because they lack evidence.. There had been some efforts to hide facts of Watergate tapping: documents were destroyed, staffs were under pressure to stay away from press, staffs were persuaded to give certain answers to FBI, and staffs possessed critical information were promoted after Watergate. President Richard Nixon assured the public that the White House had no involvement with this particular incident. His use of the words “particular incident” led the reporters to look further into their investigation. Woodward and Bernstein uncovered indecent campaign strategies to undercut the Democratic Party by using unlawful methods such as threats, phone tapping and spying.
The judge followed by stating, “Go to your homes and along the highways and byways and tell them (contributors to the estate fund) that the court has judicially found that there is no pot of gold at the end of the rainbow," he wanted to tell them this was not going to end the way they had wanted it to, but they persisted yet and many were convicted of mail fraud ( Nash; “21”). They wanted money which was not Sir Francis Drake’s original purpose for his famous quests, accomplishments, and
Do good intentions matter, or should people be judged only according to the results of their actions? People are only assessed in consonance to their appearances, and the only person who can truly judge us by our thoughts or intentions is ourselves. Of course it’s only natural to suddenly defend ourselves when we do something wrong by revealing our true intentions, but it’s fairly difficult trying to believe in someone after they do something unacceptable. On 9/11, when terrorists attacked The Twin Towers and The Pentagon, they believed that they were in the right when they killed 2,996 innocent people, and when Hitler believed he was doing the right thing purifying Germany of the Jews, in reality what he did was absolutely devastating, so I think that intentions matter when it comes down to ourselves, but in the end we should be judged according to the results of our actions and who, or what was affected in return. During the Holocaust roughly 11 million people were killed, and 6 million of those victims were Jews.
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.
Have you ever wondered why the Patriot Act played a big part in history or why it is so important to us? Well the government has compromised our civil liberties through the use of the Patriot Act. They also abused our privacy which wasn’t fair for us. The history of the Patriot Act, the abuse of our rights, and the way everything ended made the Americans feel like they couldn’t trust their government because they felt like they were always being watched. Through the Patriot Act, the law enforcement agencies and the government are given wide optional powers to acquire information not only from suspected people but also from the law-abiding Americans.
Additionally, defense was focused on by the government after 9-1. Once 9-11 happened the FBI director decided he needed to do something to try to prevent a terrorist attack this major. The director changed their main focus. The new main focus was counterterrorism. With counterterrorism being their main focus the congress funded this area greatly.
The controversy over what rights felons have after being convicted varies ``from state to state. As a United States citizen, our right to vote is presented clearly in the Constitution. Due to this, being incarcerated should not affect our civil duties or rights. Stripping citizens of their right to vote only weakens our democracy because it minimizes voting turnouts. To address this issue, congress has the position and power to overrule each state’s laws to make it clear that convicted felons should be eligible to vote in all states.
They didn’t like him being honest to the public and they didn’t want him putting “classified information” that we should be able to know. The government wants everything to be a secret. So in saying that, one of the first organizations that wanted him dead is the CIA. Since many think that Oswald was an one man army, he actually had many ties to the CIA themselves. When Oswald was in New Orleans, he had been in contact with Guy Banister that has definite ties with the CIA and the FBI.