Persuasive Essay On Privacy

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The First Amendment states that "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances." To most of us, that means that we have the right to freedom of speech, to be able to practice any religion, right to petition, freedom of assembly and press. There are different aspects that should be considered when trying to figure out if the government should have the control to view our activity online. Invading someone 's privacy is a definite way to see who they really are behind closed doors and what activities that engage in, legal or illegal. Truthfully, if you have nothing to hide then the government looking at your online activity or into your cell phone shouldn 't be a problem. There are many current events that use government monitoring to serve justice, it can turn out to be a really good thing.

For example, the case of Michelle Carter who was found guilty for manslaughter after she sent text messages to her boyfriend, Conrad Roy III, urging him to get back into his vehicle that he was filling with carbon monoxide. If the government hadn 't had the ability to get into the device and see those texts, there 's a possibility that the malicious texts Roy received from Carter would go unnoticed. Though she didn 't exactly kill Roy, she played a part in his death
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