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Nt1310 Unit 1 Research Paper

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1: The freedoms guaranteed by the fourth amendment are the most vulnerable to ethics violations in responses to terrorism. In fact they have already been threatened with the Patriot Act(Beau), NSA wiretapping(Sage), and the Freedom Act(Destiny). All of these acts have seen the United States Government be able to search through someone’s history without a warrant. The 4th Amendment States, “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 that “no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause”. This clear violation of the fourth amendment put Americans rights at risk. It may have seemed right at the time, but looking back we cannot watch everyone just to catch a few people who are doing the wrong thing.…show more content…
I feel that most people agree, but the problem is where we define “personal liberties”. For example, some have argued that getting your bags checked before getting on an airplane is a violation of civil Liberties. To put it bluntly, that is a stupid argument. People have many ways to get to different areas. If they did not want to get checked then they should not have flown in the first place. If someone has plenty of options on how to do something, then one that requires a bag check is not a violation of their rights because they could have chosen another option without the check. They have the freedom to choose, allowing them to defend their fourth amendment rights. What we need is a clear line of where civil liberties are. Only at this point can we adjust for what is considered a
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