Exercise in Citizenship 4 - Matt Vander Pluym Exercise in...

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Matt Vander Pluym Exercise in Citizenship 4 The article “Anti-terrorist Legislation: threat to civil liberties or constitutional shield?” was written to examine the effects that the Patriot Act and other legislations made in consequence to the September 11 attacks have on Americans civil liberties. Defenders of Anti-terrorist legislations support it due to the safety and protection they feel they receive from it. One good thing that comes from the Anti-terrorist legislation is that Government now has the ability to listen in to interrogations which stops terrorist inside jails relaying messages to their allies through their lawyers. The key idea of Anti-terrorist legislation according to President Bush is to give us the Knowledge to “identify, to dismantle, to disrupt, and to punish terrorist before they strike.” However there are many bad things that come out of this type of legislation. The ability of the government to compel almost every sector of our industry into assisting in police
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course PLS 100 taught by Professor Duno during the Spring '08 term at Missouri State University-Springfield.

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