However, a 2014 survey of law enforcement officers found that sovereign citizens were the number one threat in the U.S., more so than even Islamic extremists or neo-Nazis. They tend to argue that because they never agreed to the federal government 's authority, they cannot be arrested or charged with a
Every American is being monitored even without reasonable cause for the government to be monitoring them. The intentions of both acts were to monitor Americans who are supporting the terrorist and help fight the terrorist crimes within our country. The problem is that the government is over stepping that line and is monitoring everyone’s phone data. Phone data is not a reasonable source to gain suspicion of someone who a terrorist or helping a terrorist. Washington Post has posted on May 24, 2015 that the FBI confirms that no major terrorism cases were caught form the Patriot phone data collection (Krieger, 2015) The American Civil Liberties Union filed a law suit against the government in 2013.
The citizens in Brave New World are under total control since everything is censored from what they read, to what they see, and how they react. (Ch.2 Pgs. 28-36) Unlike the people in Brave New World, today's people are told we have the rights to basic things such as our bill of right’s which highlights key things that America needs in order for it to have it’s freedom and help us not get to the point we’ve seen in Brave New World. The American people unlike the people in Brave New World aren’t taught in their sleep through the process of hynopædia,(Pg. 33-36) leaving their people not able to think for themselves or think for themselves.
Criminals, which by definition have no regard for the law, will not be phased by the governments restrictions with such laws. Parts of the U.S. that already have the strictest gun laws such as California and Chicago are the parts of the country that
Information citizens know are derived from the government, and since the citizens also have no access to books, they can only rely on information from the government. Citizens in Montag’s world do not question the government because they are unaware of the contents of books, which have been censored from them. Additionally, purging society of books destroys years and decades worth of precious information retaining the world’s history. During a conversation with Clarisse McClellan and Montag, Clarisse asked, “ ‘Is it true that long ago firemen put fires out instead of going to start them?’ ‘No. Houses have always been fireproof, take my word for it’ ”(Bradbury 6).
The title of the article itself ("…motive is a mystery: police") headlines that the police, who represent the authority that brings order and justice to the people, have no inclination as to what the reason for the attack was. This authority-to-people central format continues throughout the article in the form of a large photo of Clark County Sherriff Joe Lombardo, who as discussed previously, carries a forlorn expression of doubt and negativity representing the police unable to appease the public with an explanation. It also continues on page 3 of the article when they speak about "investigators" also unable to figure out the reason for the
Religious Allusions in George Orwell’s 1984 The society created by George Orwell in his novel 1984 is seemingly godless, void of all that is valued in conventional religion. In fact, religion is banned by the party and considered to be an act of misconduct as it promotes individuality, a crime known as ownlife. The citizens of Oceania are uniform in thought and belief, all conforming to the ideology of INGSOC (English socialism). Although Oceania is seemingly free from religion, one cannot ignore the religious symbols and metaphors employed by Orwell throughout the novel. Through his use of such literary devices, he draws parallels between the party, a government totalitarian in nature, and religion.
Police officers never warned individuals that they had the right to remain silent and, therefore, minorities were trapped and found guilty for carrying drugs. In addition, the book discusses the Florida vs Botsick case that states that people have the right to refuse answering the police. As Americans we have the rights that we hardly ever use. We don’t feel entitled to use our rights and therefore cops can get away with whatever they want. Ethnic minorities are targeted when they do
P.J. O 'Rourke said it best when he said, "Anyway, no drug, not even alcohol, causes the fundamental ills of society. If we 're looking for the source of our troubles, we shouldn 't test people for drugs, we should test them for stupidity, ignorance, greed and love of power." Since 1984, every state in the United States has raised the drinking age from 18 to 21 in an attempt to control 18-21 year-olds. This writer disagrees with the law.
At one point, I believe the statistic was that almost 99% of mass shootings occur in gun-free zones. This is a staggering statistic and clearly shows that gun free zones are not a valid solution. The criminals do not care what the law states, and so they will go ahead with their planned attack, but the law-abiding citizen who has a concealed carry permit issued to them will not be allowed to have their gun in these areas, and thus are unable to stop any threats that come their direction. Some people have grown up never being exposed to guns and thus only see them as a weapon of destruction and have fear when they hear people lobbying for more places where guns should be allowed. Some people also might have grown up around guns, but are just not fond of them, and that is also okay, but they should still be visualized as a valid measure of safety for the times when Law Enforcement Officers may not be present and a threat needs to be
States could simply ignore certain laws without any repercussions. Citizens also lacked the ability to file cases against the national government, because there was no court system in place for a lawsuit. One major difference in the Articles of Confederation and its successor-The Constitution of the United States-was its lack of a chief executive. Without a chief executive the United States was left without a presidential figure to handle foreign affairs. The United States even received complaints from nations such as Britain, because they lacked the knowledge of whom to contact in order to initiate diplomacy.
Although there was no slavery in the North, “How Free Were Free Blacks in the North”. Though blacks were free in the North they were extremely restricted in many aspects of life. Blacks in the North had no sense of political,economic,or social freedom. Political freedom could be described as being able have a voice in the government.Everyone should have some type of way they are involved in the government because the government governs everything you do while you live in America. Throughout the northern states,11 of the 16 did not allow black males to vote and 15 of the 16 did not permit black males the right of jury duty(Doc A).
There are quite a few people who argue that the Articles of Confederation are unacceptable for the United States, however there are people who question whether they are or are not unnaceptable. These people think that since there was no single leader to tell them what to do, since each state had one vote in congress, and since the congress was allowed to deal with westered lands, that the articles were acceptable. “[The articles of confederation] had no executive or judicial branch, the Confederation could not levy taxes, [and] all states had to agree before the Articles could be changed…” Regardless, the Articles of Confederation were unsuitable for the United States because there was no judicial or executive branches, all the states had