Thus the problem of national security arises and the United States government must do something to stop American citizens from joining some of the most evil and anti-American groups out there. Instead of monitoring all citizens’ internet usage, the US government can only monitor those on no-fly lists or those that have had possible ties to terror in the past. Even then, they should not monitor and restrict everything that they post or look at - possibly only key words or key websites. The aforementioned PEW Research study found that 82% of American citizens found that monitoring terrorists and terrorist suspects is perfectly okay and will uphold the citizens’ best interests. Because the government has their support and permission to do so and since the United States is a democracy, the have the responsibility to monitor terror suspects and uphold the wants and safety of the American people.
Discrimination against immigrants does not exist because of the Patriot Act because it existed long before this law, however, since this act made it easier to track and arrest terrorists that enter the country legally it is getting blamed for doing the job of protecting this country. Suspected terrorists often enter the country legally without prior knowledge they are being watched, and once they enter they are arrested, therefore, the arrest is seen as discrimination against immigrants. The act has been vital in luring terrorists into the country for their own arrest, although it is often mistaken as discrimination, the act is simply protecting this
“At least 42 terrorist attacks aimed at the United States have been thwarted since 9/11” (Reality). The majority of people know about the tragedy that happened on September 11th, 2001, but not that many people know about what came to be after the event; the Patriot Act. This act is the “Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001” (Miller). The Patriot Act got put in place by the President and almost got a unanimous vote to pass it nearly ten days after. It was later used to take down many of the 42 attack plots.
According to the video, Britain is number one society being watched. They have about two million CCTV cameras watching over people on everything they do and following them everywhere they go. These people are being recorded at all times and invading their privacy as well. “The government wants to monitor all electronic communication as well including social media taking surveillance to a level never seen before.” The government is advancing technology that an anti-terror spy plan is watching everyone 's emails and texts in addition of cameras. All data stored in Britain is only stored in a surveillance operation for a year so it is not kept forever.
Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act allows U.S. intelligence agencies to acquire foreign intelligence information by monitoring foreign persons in the USA and abroad. This act ensures that intelligence agencies can respond in time to terminate a security threat. The most important part of this act, the Section 702 forbids deliberate monitoring of US citizens and their communication. Technically NSA has been violating this act ever since it has been enacted in 2008 because, as we know, they have been monitoring all US citizenry. NSA hides the fact that they are monitoring on US citizens without the warrant as they find some connection between the person monitored and some illegal activity to justify their monitoring.
When the phrase Jim Crow is uttered, many people feel a rush of inept thoughts and bad memories due to the social taboo against talking of the lowest point in America’s history. Jim Crow was not just a set of laws aimed to oppress the lives of all black people, but a movement by the citizens, black or white, that caused a corrupt mindset in all men and women. Many people tried to stop the social force from continuing in individual spurts of courage, but they were not able to stop Jim Crow as individuals. An individual’s own personal courage cannot fight against Jim Crow, because a single person would not be able to stop an entire movement embedded into the minds of millions of people, not to mention how the social pressure against it was too strong to even fathom fighting against it. One main reason why it was unable for Jim Crow to be fought by a single person is because there was no feasible way in which one person, no matter how powerful, rich, or socially accepted, could have changed the entirety of
Although journalism has long been society’s main source of information, the newly established term, “fake news,” has negatively impacted citizens who no longer feel they can trust the media. Not only have the past few years’ sparked controversy in the executive branch, but have in addition, changed media in its entirety. An accurate description of fake news is intentionally giving out false information in order to misguide others from the truth (“Fake News”). President Donald Trump was inaugurated on January 20, 2017, which shocked the nation, as many were told through media that he was “unfit” for office. Moreover, it is even more surprising that many did vote for Trump, considering the lack of information published about his supporters.
This shows that the vast majority of Americans are against smoking, and a low number of people smoke anymore. This is important because it proves that not many people use public smoking areas due to the low number of smokers. In addition, according to Barry Blackwell, “Strangers who see him smoke tell him it will kill him,” (www.cnn.com). This is an example of the raw hate the public has towards smoking. This is important because it proves that there is absolutely no point in having public smoking places if people are going to be against them.
Senator Joe McCarthy of Wisconsin believed communism was the most daunting threat to the American government at the time. Moreover, most Americans had only heard of communism, but were generally unaware of the topic until McCarthy preached his opinions. After his speech to the Republican National Convention in 1952, American citizens suddenly felt a responsibility to rid the country of communists. Although the thought of communism did not pose a danger to the average American, McCarthy’s rampant speeches made unknowing citizens feel a sense of urgency toward the topic. One reason Americans heard little of communism is because the government did not want them to know.
2007). Furthermore, if someone cannot say that the information is reliable then those people are just torturing people to get them to accuse themselves of actions they did not do. Other times, the people who are doing the torturing say that it cannot always be reliable. If reliable people who have experienced torturing first hand say that it is unreliable then we should not be using that as a method of getting information: “Many FBI and CIA officials also say torture does not provide reliable information” (Block). Given these points, people should be able to see that torture should not be the number one option because it leads to unreliable information that cannot even be used against a person in court.