Controversy: The Patriot Act

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The Patriot Act The defense of this nation is undeniably a very, very difficult task. Many times it can seem nearly impossible to those familiar with the job. Now more than ever our national security has come under fire from not only outside militant combatants but from our own politicians. Because of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11 the national spotlight has been focused on the many forms and techniques that are used to protect the nation on a day-to-day basis. With the passing of the USA Patriot Act in 2001 much controversy has been created in response to the acts seemingly endless power it allots to the intelligence community and investigative forces. The first reading by Walter M. Brasch titled “America’s Unpatriotic Acts,”

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