Essay On Violation Of Privacy

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"As Americans, we possess the right to freedoms that many other countries are unable to acquire. Being an American embodies the connotative definition of freedom and equality in the minds of those in third world countries. Many less fortunate countries suffer from tyranny because government officials have the right to violate privacy. With a violation of privacy comes a lack of free speech and expression coupled with conformed, fear stricken citizens. The founders of our land of the free implemented a measure to prevent dictatorships such as these that strip people of their individualism. This is our sacred Constitution, which has provisions relating to the right of privacy. Amendment IV of the Bill of Rights states that, “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause” (The Rights of Privacy screen 1). In other words, the government only has the right to search one’s property upon maintaining of an official warrant issued for probable cause. This being said, our founding fathers did not anticipate the internet and the…show more content…
The FBI seems to be making strides in preventing terrorist attacks, but this action should be made without social profiling and trolling the internet. Also, the repeal of Net Neutrality is another right being stripped from Americans. We deserve the right to an accessible internet that does not economically discriminate. All in all, the government does not have the right to monitor or limit internet content, as it skews our checks and balances system. Without these checks and balances we evolve into a country that oppresses its citizens. While we have the chance, we need to exercise the rights given to us by the Constitution and fight for privacy and Net Neutrality.
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