Proposal - Who is more to be pitied, a writer bound and...

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Who is more to be pitied, a writer bound and gagged by policemen or one living in perfect freedom who has nothing more to say? -Kurt Vonnegut Immediately following the terrorists attack on 9/11, Americans were robbed of their seemingly impermeable sanctuary. In response to this, the Patriot Act was passed. The act was meant “to create a counterterrorism fund… condemn discrimination against Arab and Muslim Americans… [and] give additional authority to the president.” However, while the act fulfilled the newly urgent need of Americans to feel protected by their government, fundamental Constitutional rights were being infringed upon. Suddenly the American people found themselves at a crossroad. Would increased governmental protection through excessive surveillance be worth trading afforded freedoms? This controversy continues today as governments on an international level increase their domestic surveillance through new technology from phone monitoring to satellites.
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