Week 4 Assignment
Since the attacks on September 11, 2001 occurred, our government introduced many new securities in an effort to keep America safe though the USA PATRIOT act, but has it gone too far? Extra security measures at airports makes sense considering planes were used to attack our country, but our government has taken things to a whole other level. They are now monitoring, what seems to be, every move, we the American people, make. From our communication with one another to what books we borrow from our local library and what we read on the internet, the government spies on us with secret warrants. This is our government; we should not have to live in fear of what we say or read, because Big Brother is watching.
The USA PATRIOT act stands for Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism. (The USA Patriot Act, n.d.) One of the highlights of this act is to “delay” the notice of search warrants in an effort to intercept crime before it happens. Since when are Americans guilty until proven innocent? That is not the Unites States of America that our founding fathers fought for so many years before. The people want a safe secure place to live without the fear of another terrorist attack, but with such surveillance measures in place, we, the innocent citizens are now at risk. Big Brother now gets to interpret what we do as individuals and can detain us “at will” if they even think we might be working with terrorists.
Any time you go on the internet, you are at risk of breeching this act. If you just want to read something out of curiosity or a thirst for knowledge, you have to worry if you will be whisked away with no notice or reason. This is not