McCarthyism falsely accused people of supporting communism and being unloyal to America(Document D). These claims had no proper evidence which justified the said assertions. Individuals who were accused of being a communist or a spy, even if the facts were not accurate, were looked down upon and occasionally prosecuted. Accused people no longer supported the war, for it led to the government punishing the innocent(Document G). Not only was the government believed to be unreliable, but trust between people was a large issue during the Cold War.
After the gruesome attacks of 9/11, the United States government passed a legislation called the Patriot Act in attempt to cut down on the terror attacks. This act gives the NSA, or National Security Agency, the ability to oversee our actions. The NSA’s approach to surveilling the population is obtaining the information by tapping into technology, such as phone calls, internet pages and searches, and viewing emails and texts. Thus, controversy has triggered due to the fact that these actions are unconstitutional, and much terrorism that remains. The NSA should be greatly altered because they invade the privacy of Americans, unlawfully goes against the constitution, and we lose our rights.
People thought this was unfair, so Congress passed the sedition act (sedition is activity designed to overthrow government) that harshly limited free speech by making it illegal to write and say anything insulting, false, or with “bad intent” about the government. This law convicted about fourteen people, mostly Republican writers and newspaper editors (and one drunk who was
In “Trapped in Trump’s Brain” is an editorial written by Maureen Dowd, a democratic columnist. Recently, President Trump has been passing many laws that the public disagree upon such as the Ban Act. He also lack giving a good and efficient response in interviews. Many people see him having characteristics of a dictator. Her is that because Trump does not trust anyone who disagrees with him it leads to a political mess and shows his narcissistic side.
Governments invade people’s privacy through many different ways such as spying through technological devices. For example in the novel 1984, government invaded the people’s privacy through the telescreens which left the citizens from Oceania with no privacy. Nowadays, the government invades our privacy through our phones. The privacy violations Americans experience today are similar to the privacy violations in 1984 because the government spy on us through our, Wi-Fi and GPS tracking. What we should take from 1984 is that we are being spied on by the government all time and that they are taking away our right of
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
On the domestic aspect, citizens were beginning a new chapter in which they did not trust the government. Stemming back to Lyndon B Johnson and the Credibility Gap of the Vietnam War, the most recent, most devastating attitude change surrounded the Watergate Scandal and the aftermath. During Nixon’s presidency, he was attempting to bug the Democratic Party headquarters located in the Watergate Hotel. While his henchmen were placing the bugs, they were caught, thus causing a huge controversy amongst Americans. Although Nixon attempted to cover up his ties to the break in, it eventually came out that he ordered it to be done.
Davidsson explains that the assumption that conspiracy theories are a paranoia style made media critical of presenting such theories. Hence, the media’s report obtained from the government blinded the public into believing Al-Qaeda, a radical Islamic terrorist, was responsible for the attack. Davidsson gave numerous examples to show the US government’s constant obsession with secrecy regarding what had happened on 9/11. Davidsson makes it clear to readers that the US government has not provided any legitimate evidence that shows the nineteen hijackers relationship with Al-Qaeda. The evidence given by Davidsson is not sufficient to make readers believe that 9/11 was an inside job.
In both worlds, citizens are subject to monitoring, the government and police force has unmonitored control that they use their advantage and the crumbling social organizations that are leading people to become bankrupt. The importance of realizing that our world is similar to Orwell’s 1984, is so we can prevent and become more aware of what our society is becoming. People like Edward Snowden and Samuel Dubose are both examples are people taking an action against these similarities. Snowden, speaking out when the CIA was becoming more invasive and Samuel Dubose’s story helps bring clarity and realization to otherwise “thoughtless” people that don’t question our society. If everyone in America were to fight for what they believe in, then we can change the
We’ve got to find out what it is.” He does even show proof of this actually happening. According to Nicholas Kristof, the House Republicans are against the idea of taking in some Syrian refugees into the country because of the terrorist attacks. However, “If a terrorist group wants to attack America, it won’t wait two years to try to infiltrate as refugees.” It’s too long of a process; the 9/11 attacker entered the country as students and tourists. Also, many of the refugees are actually educated people and can influence America in a good way. Lastly, the government can use vetting to make sure that the refugees aren’t any harm to the
US News reports the FISA and USA Patriot Act as a "privacy scandal" (Fox, 2013). NPR News reports the concern of "civil liberty[ies] groups" protesting the USA Patriot Act and the concern for the authorities to demand business records from various companies (Johnson, 2011, p.1). What the media fails to convey to the general public is the intent of these Acts is to combat terrorism and not to invade privacy. Millions of people travel the world every day snapping photos from their digital cameras and iPhones. Perhaps to capture a memory or an unusual event, and sometimes other people in the background.
And also in the book “63 Documents the government Doesn’t Want you to read” has some of the documents that have also been blanked out in certain parts of it, maybe also this book is considered as threat to the national security like “Operationq1. This is a type of censorship, and proof of how we do not actually have freedom of speech. One of the “classified” documents that was leaked was an assassination plan. The document was a plan to overthrow the Guatemalan government. How is that our government is able to kill people or take over another country when we are not in a declared war?
He used lots of money and created a face group of haters towards Mossadegh. Mossadegh demanded that his followers do not participate in the parties that hated him or to fight against them. Sending his forces to stop the fighting, many of his officials were working for Roosevelt. On August 19, he and his fellow fighters, fought for Mossadegh to resign. This is how America during the Cold War era overthrew Iran.
There are people who think it’s a great idea because police and catch criminals easier. In the other hand people think it is invading our privacy. The ACLU believes that the government is invading our privacy and they should not be able to search our phone without a warrant and should not know the location we visit or currently at. The can also get you contacts,
If people would speak up more often we’d find a way to stop terrorists. Just like Ellie Wiesel said, silence can cause you way more trouble than you actually think. There’s also racism in this world today, Shootings, and killings. Terrorists today are trying to turn people from their religion to get people to be like