Patriot Act: a Danger to Society

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Nebojsa Sarkanovic Mr. Pletsch CLN-4UI December 21, 2012 The PATRIOT ACT: A Danger To Society “If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face—for ever” (George Orwell, 1984). The United States of America is place outsiders look at as a land of freedom and opportunity; a safe haven for democracy and liberty. Unfortunately theses promises seem to be empty. In a country whose citizens demand both freedom and protection, the government has not been able to sufficiently meet its people’s needs. On September 11th, 2001, an extremist terrorist organization attacked the USA. Four airplanes were hijacked. One crash-landed in rural Pennsylvania, another hit the Pentagon building in Arlington Virginia and two airplanes destroyed and collapsed the World Trade Center towers in New York City ( After these devastating attacks, the American people were left in a state of shock, fear and anxiety. About a month an a half after the tragic attacks the United States government passed a new law called the USA Patriot Act, signed by President at the time George W. Bush. The USA PATRIOT ACT is an acronym that stands for Uniting (and) Strengthening America (by) Providing Appropriate Tools Required (to) Intercept (and) Obstruct Terrorism Act ( The PATRIOT ACT posses a greater threat to American liberty than terrorism itself. This is true because the PATRIOT ACT gives the government undemocratic power that is immoral to society, it directly violates amendments and there have been actual cases where the PATRIOT ACT harmed innocent people and was used unsuccessfully. Firstly, if the government of the United States tried to pass the PATRIOT ACT of 2001 today, they would have a much tougher time. After the attacks of September 11th, 2001, the whole American nation was swept with overwhelming fear, anger and patriotism. An analogy for this

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