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Individual Privacy vs. National Security Matthew V. Spagnuolo ENG122: English Composition II Instructor: Elizabeth Myers 05 FEBUARY 2012
2 Individual Privacy vs. National Security Individual Privacy vs. National Security: amid pivotal importance for the United States of America. Preliminary research completed has determined that this nation, the United States of America, relies now on efforts keeping this country, and its people, safe since the horrific day of September 11th, 2001. Professional insight, incentives for the reader (to aid in understanding the importance of National Security), relevancy as a nation (rather than a single individual), and this paper may also help answer common questions regarding National Security. Thus far, the information compiled in pursuit of factual information found stating the significance of National Security, while working collectively, is paramount in order to make life more secure and free from future harm; unquestionable importance and dire need for National Security involving the U.S. Government (George W. Bush Administration) along with its revisions to “THE PATRIOT ACT of 1976” to “ACT of 2001”, enabling the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), and technology implementations in the name of National Security.
Thinking back to the events of September 11th 2001, the “attacks were real and caused widespread anxiety and concern among Americans” (Davis, Silver, 2004). In response to the aftermath and death of innocent unsuspecting American’s on September 11th, the United States Government authorized what was deemed necessary for National Security, by responding to the situation and for the best interests “of the people”. October 26th, 2001 revision of the “USA PATRIOT ACT of 1976” to the “ACT of 2001” became one of the U.S. Governments biggest instrument in winning the fight with the “War Against Terror”. Can abuse of government control and an...