The government needs the permission of the people to make stronger there regulation on the internet. If the government doesn’t strengthen its regulation then America can be exposed to hackers around the world. The social media has been hacked to harm people reputations and to steal information like, address, phone number, and pictures. Hacking is illegal and is a safety issues that the government needs to fix. Bank accounts have been also been hacked and people have lost hundreds, thousands, even millions of dollars.
The source agrees with government intervention in crisis but allowing the government to intercede completely would allows them to surpass laws (taking away rights and freedoms), inevitably breaking rule of law. It would support the patriot act because it protects society from crisis but the patriot act allows for the confiscation of property and the suspension of rights and freedoms. By embracing the source, we would be embracing a society where the government can take away our rights and use their power to accomplish their own selfish means. Because of their negative consequences that result from the ideas in the source, society should not embrace it.
After the horrific incident on September 9, 2001, the Patriot Act was passed to help “reduce” terrorist attacks, but they have only restricted us from our rights and feeling free. Regardless of whether we have anything to hide, we deserve to feel comfortable in our own homes. They can even hack into our TVs and cameras! This is unacceptable! We have been dealing with the violation of our privacy due the Patriot Act, but this act led to the abuse of governments’ power, violation of our natural rights, and the government has been going through our texts, internet history, social media, which is breaching into the laws of the constitution.
The problem with this is that the government collection of information of all Americans violates the fourth and fifth amendments of the US constitution, which protects Americans from intrusion to their private lives from the government. In a recent article by Julian Sanchez a research fellow from Cato Institute said on a recent cyber attack on Google that, "The Google hackers appear to have been interested in … gathering information ... ... middle of paper ... ...but fear that the government who is suppose to protecting them will turn around and use this information against them in the future. It is important that the government come up with a solution to protect the privacy and security of all Americans with out violating the law. Works Cited McQuade, Samuel C. "government intelligence programs." Issues: Understanding Controversy and Society.
The government does want the American people to express their own thoughts of how the government is being run bad; instead they have to silence themselves, so they won’t have to be sued or imprisonment. It must have been difficult for Americans to speak out how bad the government is doing because if they voice their opinion or give a false statement, then they’ll face the consequence with jail time and a
The government gives each American citizen a set of unalienable rights that protect them from the government’s power. These rights cannot be broken, yet the government violates the Fourth Amendment daily to find ways to spy on the American public under the guise of protecting against terrorism. In 2007 President Obama said the American administration “acts like violating civil liberties is the way to enhance our securities – it is not.” Americans need to understand that their privacy is worth the fight. The people need to tell their neighbors, their congressmen, and their senators that they will not allow their internet privacy to be violated by needless spying. American citizens deserve the rights given to them and need to fight for the right to keep them by changing privacy laws to include Internet privacy.
Many Democratic politicians during the time accused the White House of passing down to much power to the N.S.A, allowing them to break domestic and international laws. They even received the nickname “No Such Agency,” becoming one of the worl... ... middle of paper ... ...enator Antonio Rubio. He has enforced the idea that government surveillance is a means of protecting peoples freedom and rights and that with strong intelligence agencies these rights are best protected. Rubio has stated that “every other country in the world, certainly those that are hostile to our interests, has robust intelligence programs.” At the moment, their is little change when it comes to eliminating these programs. Even though many Americans feel uncomfortable that the government is “spying” on them, these programs remain an important aspect of the countries security.
This “1.5-million-... ... middle of paper ... ...phone calls or electronic communications” by having surveillance operations without oversight from the courts, the government “is breaking the law and exercising unchecked executive power”(“Surveillance”). This allows the NSA to be able to track anyone at any time, it is just not unconstitutional but it is also an attack on the privacy of all U.S citizens. Although government surveillance will help better protect citizens, the action being taken invades each individual’s civil liberties. While the government attempts to protect its national security, all actions taken will be criticized upon, some in a respectable matter and others judged poorly. Despite the fact government surveillance has helped upon many solutions with terrorism, the act of surveillance on an U.S citizen is unconstitutional under the first amendment, while considered an invasion of privacy.
Having that same agency also spy on their own citizens is tremendously worse for domestic relations, protests and rallies have been organized to raise awareness and attempt to put a stop to these heinous acts of privacy invasion. What is worse is that the United States government has been actively trying to pass bills and acts, in secret courts, to make the collection of all this data easier. The government attempts to justify these acts of privacy invasion by claiming that it is really for the protection of society. If there was a benefit to this mass collection of data it would be moot in comparison to all the unlawful activity and detriments spying on pretty much everyone causes. At this point the inter... ... middle of paper ... ...ot want to be spied on.
After the World Trade Center attacks, the government violated citizen’s civil liberties by enacting unnecessary policies, treating civilians incorrectly, and utilizing cruel interrogation tactics. Civil liberties are guaranteed to American citizens in the Bill of Rights and since terrorism has become a threat, those rights have been left behind. Now, it is becoming crucial that citizens reclaim those rights and liberties that they were once promised. It is time for everyday citizens to stand up for their rights and liberties and speak out about the suppression the supposedly free citizens face under the hands of the government.