However, agencies were not the only thing that impacted the creation of the Central Intelligence Agency. Another influence on the development of the CIA were the amendments and creation of laws surrounding espionage. One of the first bills to pass that distinctly influenced the CIA’s development was the National Security Act of 1947 (“History”). It gave the CIA the duties of planning and carrying out the intelligence operations of the U.S., and evaluating
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
According to James Madison, “Congress shall make no law…. abridging the freedom of speech….” The First Amendment was written in 1789 and it has worked for decades. However, after the introduction of internet in human’s daily life, the society is now challenged with the idea of government’s role in monitoring the internet content. With situations that include threats, substance unsuitable for children, and online malicious behavior, there is a need for government’s regulation on people’s speech. 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.
Who is to say that the government will not use this to find those who have any rebellious thoughts against the government. Moreover, the government could implant more cameras and say it is for our safety, but in reality, it is used to watch our movements and keep entail on all of us. This is why the government needs somebody to check if it does go on the path of totalitarianism. In Orwell’s 1984, the government uses the information they have for absolute control. In the United States the information they use is intended for the good, but who is to say the things intended for good could never turn into injustices.
The opinions of average people on Edward Snowden are extremely polarized. Some people paint Snowden as a hero, loyal to democracy and exposing the evils of big government (“Securing Our Libery” 5). Other people label him as a traitor, endangering the lives of United States citizens and soldiers, since the enemy now knows more about our intelligence system (Walsh “Privacy Versus Security” 11). It is worth mentioning though, that even though Snowden says that he did everything to protect democracy in the nation he loves, he has chosen to take refuge in Hong Kong and Russia, countries that aren’t exactly known for their focus on democratic ideals (“Securing Our Liberty” 5). Poster showing the public support for Edward Snowden and his leaking
Employees also hesitate to inform the SEC of possible violations because they initially condoned the act and they fear the SEC will say that they participated in the fraud. In cases like this, individuals should consult an attorney familiar with the SEC Whistleblower Program before submitting the tip. The only way whistleblowers can anonymously report a possible securities violation under the Whistleblower Program is if an attorney represents them. The attorney becomes an intermediary between the SEC and his or client. An attorney that bills him or herself as an SEC whistleblower advocate will try to clients the largest possible monetary reward from the SEC.
a legally constituted government. Following the September 11 attacks in the United States, Australia made its first serious attempts at developing anti – terrorism legislation. One of the first acts of counter terrorism by Australia was the Government directing the National Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) to take steps Banking Regulations to block accounts which might be associated with persons or organisations identified by either the United Nations (UN) or United States. (Hancock, 2002) October 8th, the Government made regulations in accordance to the Charter of the United Nations Act 1945 (Cth). The regulations would prevent an Australian[s] within the country from dealing with either financial or other assets with people or entities that engage in or support terrorism, or who may either be in direct or indirect control of such a person[s] or entities.
In the United States came under attack for depriving terrorists of human and constitutional rights. These non-citizens should be protected under international human right laws, however just as in 1942, the united states uses the grounds of protecting national security as justification for their actions. Many Americans agree that terrorist should be tortured for information, as they pose a threat to national security, however this view is not held worldwide. Torture of these captives goes against international humanitarian efforts. "In its treatment of the detainees at Guantanamo, (the United States) has been unwilling to fully apply international humanitarian law ... [and] has flouted international human rights standards (Lapkin 11) ".
Changing it every time something in the world comes about will get to a point where it’s too much for the government. “A common law Constitution is a "living" Constitution, but it is also one that can protect fundamental principles against transient public opinion, and it is not one that judges (or anyone else) can simply manipulate to fit their own ideas”( Strauss, David A). With today’s society and the way things are its hard to say whether or not this document is living or not. I still believe the Constitution is a non-living document. In another article I read, Scalia states that “that issues such as abortion and homosexuality do not appear in the Constitution makes them matters for which citizens and states can enact laws”( Patel, Ushma).