The Utilitarian approach to terrorism and torture asks to “choose the action that will produce the greatest benefits and the least harm” and provide “the greatest good” for the innocent and the masses (Velasquez, et al. 1996). In the case of terrorist attacks and mass murders officials must know what lengths they are willing to go to protect their people and the rest of the world. The war on terrorism is one that The United States has been dedicated to fighting since the attacks of 9/11. Our focus needs to be on stopping the individual terrorists of the world and finding the information we need in order to ultimately end these attacks on civilization and this war on terror.
The Patriot Act (the full name is the USA Patriot Act, or "Uniting and Strengthening America Act by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001") was signed on October 26 by the former U.S. President George W. Bush in response to the terrorist attacks of September 11. The main purposes are to improve the level of domestic security and to strengthen the powers of law-enforcement agencies in terms of identifying and eliminating terrorists. The US government and its supporters believe that it is one of the most useful tools to investigate and arrest terrorists within and outside the borders of the country. However, critics argue about Acts “overpower” which treats the civilians in non-democratic way and
The moment that the Twin Towers fell in New York, America became destined for change. In the wake of these attacks, the USA PATRIOT Act of 2001 was quickly passed through congress, and signed by then-president, George W. Bush. The act itself gives the FBI and other government agencies the ability to do and use certain methods, many of which are already used by other law enforcement organizations, to help prevent future terrorist attacks. Since then, this piece of legislation has been the center of much debate and controversy. But, there is ample reason to believe that the Patriot Act is needed and effective.
Not only was Jack pronounced innocent, but it turned out that Gillian had been receiving assault from a different person entirely. That person being her father Amos Duncan, which would be kept a secret between the two of them. In this book, even with the lies that were told, the truth came out at the end. Picoult was able to insinuate the importance of telling the truth before it makes a big mess in someone else’s life. “Maybe we were a little curious, too, to see if we could pull it off… Punishing him.
The threat of terrorist attacks are no longer the things of spy movies and summer blockbusters. With over 90 terrorist attacks in recent memory, we, as Americans, must focus and decide what actions it is appropriate for the government to take. Let the federal government be able to look at person records and documents to help stop these attacks, not just force this on our militants to help fight for our freedom. You and your family can help by not only keeping your documents unlocked but also watch for suspicious acts, smells and odd behaviors of
In 2013, Obama claimed that at least 50 threats were prevented with NSA’s information, thus saving many lives. However, according to a study conducted by New America, the NSA’s proclaimed role in keeping the United States safe from terrorism shows Obama’s claims are and misleading: it was suggested that the NSA has played a role that contributes to domestic attacks in at most, 1.8% of the cases among all terrorist attacks in the United States. This research further proves that the United States is able to remain safe from domestic attacks without the existence of NSA. Moreover, according to the Intercept, the estimated 1.8 percent that NSA contributed to anti-terrorism attacks were overly optimistic, and states that the organization wasn’t able to present any valuable information to prevent any domestic attacks, after and even before Snowden’s
operated only outside the United States; in that case, he had not been paying very close attention to the provision of the “Patriot Act.” Furthermore, he had decided that he did not “want to live in society” that intercepted private communications. Since any government servant or contractor is repeatedly warned that the unauthorized disclosure of classified information is a crime. “Snowden positively knew this, because he leaked the very court order that approved the continuation of the project.” Consequently, he was not blowing the whistle on anything illegal; he was exposing something that failed to meet his standards of
Why? Because if they are scared they are willing to do anything in order to stay safe. For example when someone assaults you with a gun and demands for your money, what do most usually say? “Dont hurt me , I 'll give you everything I have, just don 't hurt me”. Governments use fear as a strategy to control people for example back in the times after the bombing of hiroshima our government send videos out to schools, televisions etc.. to publicate to citizens on how to prepare if there was a bombing because if they were preparing them the government was controlling them and live in fear and probably think that the United States government can help them .
For example, the failed shoe bomb attempt in December 2001 caused the requirement where passengers must take off their shoes for screenings (Bajoria). This displays how the new airport security measures are changing primarily because of past events and not changing in order to stop future attacks. Likewise, Bruce Schneier, a security technologist, argues that the increase in airport security is a waste of money. He states, “We pick a defense, and then the terrorists look at our defense and pick an attack designed to get around it. Our security measures only work if we happen to guess the plot correctly.
I agree with the government has access to check and collecting phone records because for me, American security is the most important situation facing the society privacy. Some of the reason why I say it is that everybody knows that government was taking access to our information long time ago. It is not a new, also I think that the principally, government doesn’t care about our lives. They just want to prevent our security of possible attacks terrorist and people, who want to cause crime; it doesn’t matter if the government just wants to save its security. Everybody should know that all government problems affect our relatively.
Most recently, the “war on terror” has led to limitations on civil liberties. After the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in 2001, President George W. Bush authorized the PATRIOT Act. This act gave the government more power to conduct searches of suspected terrorists, detain and remove suspected terrorists, and place wiretaps on belongings of suspected terrorists. Edward Snowden, former computer specialist at the CIA and NSA, released about 1.7 million classified documents exposing a global surveillance project. Not only has the government been spying on suspected terrorists, but also the American people.
Has Al Qaeda become a problem in the United States today? Does the United States need to do something to stop Al Qaeda? Many U.S. Citizens think that all types of terrorist should be killed, then we wouldn 't have to worry about them anymore. The U.S. Policy on Terrorism has spread terrorism instead of containing it. These are some of the cons on the U.S. Policy on terrorism.
For a time, there was monitoring international phone calls made by U.S. citizens, and soon Bush administration started seeking to destroy Al Qaeda and other terrorist organizations using military forces. He said, “They saw liberty and thought they saw weakness. And now they will see defeat.” In 2002, Bush announced that they would be use military force if necessary to prevent further threats from terrorists or rogue states, especially any that possessed weapons of mass destruction. George W. Bush mended our country from this devastating event and lead us to a stronger today. His leadership to me defines political courage in all aspects because he chose to do what he thought was right for our country and never backing down for what he believed
Without a doubt, Snowden made people question how secure their personal lives are. Now no one can really know if the message he or she is sending is being read be more than the just the intended recipient. Even though it isn 't a guarantee that every one of our phones will be tapped, knowing that the NSA has the ability to do so makes it hard to trust the organization. The German Government caught wind that Verizon had been giving the NSA their users phone records and ended all ties with the phone company. Since the documents were released, there has been a grand rise in encryption, mainly from the big internet sources.