This is because of homeland security measures of US government. The homeland security is the term originated within the context of the September 11, 2001, attacks and resultant American policy adaptations; the fundamental concept has been periodically applied to during historical periods of national security and political crises. But the measures taken in the name of security were seriously challenging the basic civil liberties of citizens. Department of Homeland Security mandate largely overlooked by the press and it requires the FBI, CIA, state, and local governments to share intelligence reports with the department upon command, without
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was founded in 2002 in response to the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon to prevent any future threat of terrorism that even slightly presented danger to American soil. Congress passed the Homeland Security act in 2002 which absorbed every agency at the time who was working in, “Response to disasters caused by terrorism, natural hazards, or technological hazards” (Haddow 331). Among other agencies, the DHS assumed responsibility over other agencies who presided over the borders and ports as well as those responsible for immigration and citizenship. After reviewing the Brief Documentary History of the Department of Homeland Security, there is not one mention of natural disasters
Government is called to dictate internet content when one incites people to violence with his speech, however, it needs to be a true threat which includes immediacy and an actual intent. For instance, during the Vietnam War, a man expressed that “if he got drafted, his first bullet would be for President Johnson.” The Court detected no threat nor any real intent in the context, therefore, the government had no need to monitor what was being said. If the speech did not pose any likely threats but was regulated by the government, one’s freedom of
The main provisions of the Act were to enable the Home Secretary to indefinitely detain, without trial - those suspected of terrorism. It also limited the appeals of foreign nationals that are detained under suspected terrorist offences to a closed special immigration commission. The court of appeal can only take decisions on a point of law. Indefinite detention of ‘suspected international terrorists’ - According to S21 (1) of the Anti-Terrorism Crime and Security Act 2001 (ATCSA) the Secretary of State may issue a certificate in respect of a person if he reasonably believes that the person’s presence in the United Kingdom is a risk to national security and the person is a terrorist. Another controversial part of the act is that under S23(1) ATCSA 2001 it states a ‘suspected international terrorist ' upon certification may be detained indefinitely if either a ‘point of law’ or a ‘practical consideration’ prevents his removal from the United Kingdom.
“Sovereign citizens believe they are self-governing and not under the authority of any government. They also believe they are subject only to common law or constitutional law and are not bound to obey statutory law.” (Police Chief) Sovereign Citizens do not pay taxes, collect social security or pay traffic tickets. their preferred method of terrorism is paper terrorism, but there have been cases of violence mostly involving police officers. According to a survey in 2014 85% of state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies agreed that Sovereigns were the biggest threat to America (RT International)
Patriot act was ruled illegal as they passed the freedom act. Justice Department in 2009 acknowledged the NSA had collected emails and phones of Americans in a way that exceed legal limitations In May 2015, According to a federal Patriot Act, known as Section 215, cannot be legitimately interpreted to allow the bulk collection of domestic calling records. Freedom act== 2.Ineffective
Obviously, the most current and most defining example was the NSA spying enacted by the Patriot Act and even more hidden; FBI spying during the Civil Rights Movement. When the Patriot Act was signed by President Bush, this allowed the creation of FISA (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act). This allowed wiretap requests and "…did not have to give the probable cause for suspicion, the reasoning or evidence that explains why the suspect should be investigated" (Stefoff, 2008, p. 44). Arguably, these requests were split into two categories: terrorism and suspicion of crime. However, many of these requests were created quickly and shows that no garnered review was created, this could potentially allow the leaking of the individual’s information
However, these restrictions infringe on rights specifically included in the Constitution and therefore are not admissible in relation to the “war on terror”. Many other periods of conflict demonstrate that restrictions on civil liberties hurt the people and the
“Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one” stated by Benjamin Franklin. Freedom of speech, freedom to express your thoughts and freedom to live the American lifestyle is now limited all because of the Patriot Act. The Patriot Act was passed by Congress on October 24, 2001 after the devastating terrorist attack on September 11, 2001; thousands of people lost their lives. The Patriot Act was created to find and prosecute terrorists operating in the United States of America ;the lesser known Military Commissions Act (MCA) was created to" give the President absolute power to designate enemy combatants, and to set his own definitions for torture." Nevertheless, with all of these laws and regulations
Refugee Admissions Program, suspended the entry of Syrian refugees, and banned the admittance of anyone whose country does not “fit” the U.S. Immigration Law’s standards (Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Sudan, Iraq, Iran, and Libya). The president claimed the ban is to “protect the nation from foreign terrorist entry into the United States” (“Executive Order”). The ban received a substantial amount of criticism and was accused of being extremely prejudice towards people of
If the world I lived in had no freedom to think it would be a freighting place. How would I be any different than a robot? The only things I would be allowed to do are the objectives the government assigns me to do. The NSA has disclosed their information on tapping phones to look for any sign of threat that can harm the public. Who is to say that the government will not use this to find those who have any rebellious thoughts against the government.