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  • Patriot Act
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    One of the worst, yet momentous events in U. S history occurred on September 11th, 2001. This event released a flow of patriotic fervor and a permanent fear among all Americans that they had also now become suspect to acts of international terrorists. This led to a lot of changes in the attitudes of the executive and legislative branches in the United States government. They came up almost immediately with new measures, which were supposedly against terrorism or terrorist threats. One of the pri...
  • Provisions Of The Patriot Act
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    The Patriot Act. On September 11, 2001 Muslim terrorists instilled with a hatred of the west attacked the United States in a brutal fashion. Planes were hijacked and flown into the World Trade Center in New York. Over three thousand people were killed and the impregnable nation known as America was know scared and vulnerable. Almost immediately the legislature began drafting an act that would make the war on terror and the fight for homeland security a little easier to fight, this would come to ...
  • Sunset Provisions Of The Patriot Act
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    April 19, 2005 PATRIOT ACT FACT OF THE DAY: In passing the Patriot Act, Congress established standards in oversight for the use of the Act's provisions. For example, Section 1001 of the Patriot Act requires the inspector general of the Department of Justice to determine and report to Congress civil liberties violations. Florida U.S. Attorney Defends PATRIOT ActIn a letter to the Florida Times Union, U.S. Attorney Paul Perez explains the success of the PATRIOT Act in protecting Americans from ter...
  • Freedoms With The Patriot Act
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    Kelsey Snell 5-04-05 Mr. Berg Period 5 Patriot Act The patriot act: "THE UNITING AND STRENGTHENING OF AMERICA BY PROVIDING APPROPRIATE TOOLS REQUIRED TO INTERCEPT AND OBSTRUCT TERRORISM". What do you think of when you hear this phrase? This is the phrase used to introduce what we call the patriot act. Pretty much the patriot act allows government officials to search your house which is called a "sneak and peak" without you being aware of it, or even the tracking of your car, or maybe even listen...
  • Usa Patriot Act
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    In the wake of September 11, many things happened very quickly. Along with the beginning of a 'war' against terrorism, an act was passed to help prevent future terrorism in the USA. The name of this is the USA Patriot Act. The act legalizes many surveillance techniques that were once prohibited. The act has been passed without debate, and the new privileges given to our government have not been thoroughly examined. The law enforcers of our country are now capable of monitoring the citizens in wa...
  • Patriot Act
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    There are many issue with the Patriot Act. Yes it has prevented many attacks on us from terrorists, but would you really want to give up so much freedom in order to have better control of terrorists. Many people would support the act since it does offer more protection against those attacks. Other however, would totally disagree with the act. The Patriot Act is actually violating many of our Constitution rights. The act will allow the government rights to look into your personal life. If the gov...
  • Alternatives To The Usa Patriot Act
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    Analysis and Recommendation of the 2001 USA Patriot ActI. Introduction In the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks US Congress passed legislation known as the Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001 commonly known as the USA Patriot Act. This paper will attempt to prove that not only is the USA Patriot Act unconstitutional but many of its provisions do nothing at all to protect Americans from the d...
  • Controversial Sections Of The Usa Patriot Act
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    Life and Liberty "A bill of rights are what the people are entitled to against every government, and what no just government should refuse". -Thomas Jefferson 1781 "There has been no abuse of rights, and sometimes we must weigh rights against responsibilities". -Attorney General John Ashcroft 2004 Since our founding fathers first drafted a constitution, America's core values have been life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness; without interference from the government. For the better part of tw...
  • Patriot Act
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    The Patriot Act has been one of the most hotly debated topics since it was enacted in 2001. The biggest reason for the controversy over the act, is whether or not it invades some of our personal freedoms. I, however, believe that the Patriot Act is something very necessary in today's world. The Patriot Act was designed to protect the United States from further terrorist attacks by allowing more information to be recorded for investigation. This is needed because in order to arrest someone, they ...
  • Immigration Violations Attorney General John Ashcroft States
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    These two articles, one, an address by Attorney General John Ashcroft to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, and the other, an article written by David Cole that appeared on the Amnesty International web site, deal with the ethics and Constitutionality of the United Stated Patriot Act. David Cole, a professor at Georgetown University Law Center, argues that the Patriot Act violates citizen's civil rights and unfairly imprisons innocent individuals. Attorney General John Ashcroft counters that...
  • Path To Patriotic Preservation
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    The path to patriotic preservation is better ender stood be defining two key words. Volunteerism is the policy or prtaice of volunteering one's own time or services, as for charitable or community work. Patri osm is of or like a patriot, or a person who loves, supports ans defends his o her country and its intrest. There is definitely a link between volunteerism and patriotism in that both take conviction of heart, intellect and caring for a particular cause or idea and it is done mostly without...
  • Displays Of True Patriotism
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    The recent terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon have caused confusion on the topic of patriotism. The best way to start understanding patriotism is to simply define it. Patriotism is a person's level of loyalty toward their country. Displays of true patriotism are prominent in times of despair, such as wars and terrorist attacks. However, many people have discrepancies on what displays of patriotism really are. Some people believe that showing patriotism can be accomplish...
  • Patriot Act With A New Law
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    After the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001 our country underwent a change that has drastically affected the fundamental values that our founding fathers instilled in this country. Since that tragic day in September the aftermath of the attacks has started to implicate our Civil Liberties that in this country we hold so dear. Just 45 days after the September 11 attacks, with virtually no debate, Congress passed the USA Patriot Act on October 5th, 2001. This act expanded the surveillance ...
  • Patriot Act
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    'We " re dealing with terrorists who operate by highly sophisticated methods and technologies, some of which were not even available when our existing laws were written. The bill before me accounts for the new realities and dangers posed by modern terrorists. It will help law enforcement to identify, dismantle, disrupt, and punish terrorists before they strike,' (President George W. Bush at signing of Patriot Act, 2001). The terrorists of today cannot be reasoned with. We must do whatever necess...
  • Patriot Act
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    1. Shannon, McCaffrey (2004, May 23). New laws to combat terrorism are working their way through Congress. Knight Ridder tribune Washington Bureau (D.C.) The Justice Department wants to find a way to expand its anti-terrorism powers by adding other methods such as a FBI subpoena power. Some may say that the changes in the bills are of the most significant since Congress passed the Patriot Act after the September 11, 2001, terror attacks. Some of the actions that were taken place have been recycl...
  • Search Under The Patriot Act
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    The "Patriot Act" In the wake of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, Congress sprang into action. Within a month, U.S. lawmakers overwhelmingly approved the USA Patriot Act of 2001, giving law enforcement and intelligence agent's broader authority to fight terrorists operating in the United States. Signed into law by the President on October 26, the Patriot Act is designed to fight terrorism on several fronts. First, it gives the U.S. government authority to hold foreigners suspected of...
  • Positive Of The Usa Patriot Act
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    The USA Patriot Act is very important to everyone in the United States of America. There are many people that are anti-patriot act because they feel it infringes on there constitutional rights. At the same time, there are enormous amounts of people that are pro-patriot act putting the safety of the home front as their number one priority. This act was very instrumental in giving our intelligence agencies the tools necessary to intercept terrorist messages and fore warn us of any possible attacks...
  • The Usa Patriot Act 11
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    The USA PATRIOT Act The United States of America is a country that is based upon a principle of balancing the rights of an individual, while still preserving public order. The U.S. Constitution (specifically the Bill of Rights) guarantees every American certain Individual rights. Some of these rights include; freedom from unreasonable search and seizures, a right to due process of law, and protection against cruel and unusual punishment (The 4th, 5th and 8th Amendments). Historically the crimina...
  • Pen Registers Trap And Trace Devices
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    The USA Patriot Act After the World Trade Center and U.S. pentagon were attacked, Congress enacted the Patriot Act on October 26th, 2001. Its central purpose was to give FBI agents more jurisdiction in intercepting and investigating possible terrorist threats or attacks. It is these changes in surveillance capabilities in particular that have created tension with civil libertarians. Authorization of Roving Surveillance Law enforcement agencies now have the ability to engage in roving surveillanc...
  • Laws To The Usa Patriot Act
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    With troops overseas in the Middle East, Americans are once again on edge about the possibility of terrorist attacks on U.S. soil. Now that Coalition forces are engaged in intense fighting in Iraq, the chance of an attack appears to be looming. On September 11, 2001, 19 terrorists hijacked four U.S. commercial airliners and crashed two into the World Trade Center, one into the Pentagon, and the fourth in a field in Pennsylvania (Frank 5). On this day in history Americans sat glued to their telev...

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