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Gregory Sicard May 4, 2008 English 2 Professor Stein The Patriot Act The Patriot Act has been an issue which has led to mass confusion and terror in the American society. The Patriot Act was a negative turning point in the American history and this law continues to jeopardize the safety and welfare of citizens of the United States. The Patriot Act caused the trust of the citizens to deteriorate because of the unlawful actions put forth by the American Government. The Governments job is to find anyone who is suspicious of an terrorist acts and this is absurd, citizens are embarrassed and feel ashamed for the actions of the Patriot Act. The Patriot Act is an illegitimate excuse for the government to spy on citizens and harass their personal space. This act is a scapegoat for the Government to blame other people for actions that were taken by the Government itself. The Patriot Act had its inception after the horrifying event of the World Trade Center. President George Bush and Congress passed the act to have a better understanding of what the people of America were doing socially. This act is extremely controversial and disturbing, because the privacy of the American society has decreased. Citizen's phone conversations are recorded and emails are saved which has been an issue for the people of the United States. The Patriot Act was developed as an anti-terrorism ratification in response to the terrorist attacks of September 11. The Patriot Act had little debate and was quickly passed by Congress. President Bush passed the law on October 26, 2001.The Patriot Act serves as a law which helps the Government tap into emails and record conversations of people in search of clues or anything in reference to future terrorist attacks. The law has passed its purpose and continues to infringe the
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freedom of the American people. A New York Times article that was useful was the article arguing about the Government who wanted unlimited information of archives of a Connecticut institution which was a public Library. The Patriot Act had no right to violate the privacy of the Connecticut institution and the Government continued to violate the privacy.The government argued that they needed files from the institution but had no justice or legitimate reason to do so. The institution became irritated because they felt harassed at the fact that the government was asking for such dull demands. The government believed that since they were at the top of the food chain they can make any demands and back it up by mentioning terrorism and the Patriot Act. This was absurd and the Connecticut Institution believed that the Government was
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