Patriot Act - Jason Rozenberg J.B. Hutson Philosophy 205...

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Jason Rozenberg J.B. Hutson Philosophy 205 Freedom can only be free in a world of harmony and utopia, but in a nation that faces many troubles and quagmires the protection of freedom can only be guaranteed by limiting and/or surrendering certain portions of these liberties. The word “Freedom” is only a symbol of many words and phrases that compose of it. There is no absolute freedom, and if there was it would be in direct relation with the selfish and ignorant theories of moral and ethical subjectivism, where one person’s freedom of actions conflicts with another person’s freedoms depending on their views and feelings. On October 26, 2001 the United States Government, led by George W. Bush, signed into law the Patriot Act which ensures the protection of the most essential rights of U.S. citizens in return for the limitation of other inferior rights and liberties. The act was passed due to the ongoing War on Terrorism and was a result of the tragic attacks of September 11, 2001. The USA PATRIOT Act, also known as the U niting and S trengthening A merica by P roviding A ppropriate T ools R equired to I ntercept and O bstruct T errorism Act, has been the main source of information gathering regarding to the search for radical activists and terrorists. As times do change so do nicknames and after the last twenty years have unfolded, America the Beautiful has become America the Fowl. The streets of the once beloved cities have been polluted with hate crimes, malevolence, and pandemonium. During the years of 1968 to 1977 there was an average of 115 terrorist related deaths in America per year. This figure more than doubled in 1988 to 1997 reaching 368 deaths
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which shockingly amplified over 1,000% reaching 3,900 deaths per year between 1998 and 2007 ( http://www.cs.unm.edu/ ). When given account to the statistics presented, it is shown that terrorism in the United States of America is on a sharp rise consequently bringing down the morality and trust among citizens and within society. On the Eleventh of September of 2001, four commercial airliners were hijacked by Al-Qaeda suicide bombers, two of which were flown into the World Trade Center, one into the U.S. Pentagon and the other crashed into an open field in Pennsylvania. This tragic day ended with over 2,750 American deaths and countless injuries resulting in one
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