Patriotic Act Pros And Cons

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The patriotic Act has been highly controversial and widely citied The act provides sweeping power to government agencies. That is in monitoring the personal habits of terrorism suspects and anyone residing in the United States, or a U.S. citizen residing abroad. Individuals fear that this can be power can be abused. Many Americans feel that their privacy is being invaded, due to the fact that this act allows phones to be taped and records pulled, plus the ability to intercept Internet messages. The Patriotic Act has taken away our liberties, it gives federal government unprecedented power to monitor phone calls and emails of U.S. citizens without a warrant. It allows for bulk collection of Americans metadata. While others, believe it is a waste of public funds, and vital resources.…show more content…
I mean this in the sense were it will be hard to prove that this act does in fact invade the privacy of individuals. Critics, believe that since intelligence can be gathered secretly with little oversight, officials can easily abuse this power and can falsely charge innocent
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