This caused much controversy as Americans would classify him as a traitor or hero for what he did. Americans called him a hero because they feel like they should have some type of privacy and security when it comes to their private documents and what they do over the internet as well as in their free time. Other Americans feel like he is a traitor because he revealed documents that were classified and did not have permission from the National Security Agency to leak them to the public. I classify Edward Snowden as a hero. The National Security Agency (abbreviated NSA) is the creator and manager of the signals intelligence agency of the United States of America who’s responsibility it is to check and analyze all foreign communications.
Down with the Patriot Act The Patriot Act is a very controversial law. It allows the government much more room to do as they please. Some of these practices that government officials can do are monitoring phone calls, emails, and going through personal records. They say this will help prevent terrorism, but is losing one’s privacy really worth it? Could there be a better way to prevent terrorism?
I didn’t think that if Batman killed the Joker he would be wrong to and if would basically be the same as vigilantes, taking the law into their own hands. I liked how the authors compared terrorism to this situation, it would not be fair if we tortured terrorist to tell us information. America is looked at as a superpower and a place where everyone comes for freedom, I feel if we start using water torture and other means to get information out of our enemies we would become just as bad as they are. I feel like the answer to both of these situations is no. Batman should not kill the Joker and we should not be torturing our enemies to get information out of them.
By doing this the government is invading the citizens privacy. Not only does everyone in America have the right to privacy but every human being that is a citizen to any country in the United Nations. The NSA say that this program is strictly for finding terrorists and preventing any future terrorism attack it still bothers many people that nothing is private. The only reason that the NSA can perform these actions is because they are a government supported program. The privacy of millions of people can be violated because the government believes its right.
In the article "Understanding Terrorism" by Tori DeAngelis, states that there is no evidence that ceased from terrorism results in de-radicalization. They state the problem is individuals interpretation and perspective of things and what makes sense to us is different to what makes sense to people on the ground. Therefore they conclude that these programs will not help, but also it might bring the former terrorist and add fuel to the fire. In closing, there are many causes of terrorism , but theres also many ways to prevent it. Anti- terrorist and de-radicalization programs are designed to help people with radical thoughts to think otherwise.
This is very detailed and horrific because he is saying he won’t be able to stop his soldiers from raping the women in the city. Henry’s choice of words in this speech show us that not only can Henry influence people into fighting but he can create the illusion that disturbing things will happen if you don’t do what I say. This actually isn’t the best type of leadership because he his leading with fear. It is an effective form of leadership but it is one that doesn’t always work
Some would argue that by killing our enemies without due process, that we are no worse than our enemies in our barbarism. While such a statement is targeted at an audience's pathos, and is devoid of substance, it nevertheless points to the slippery sloped involved in targeted extra-judicial killing. Once powers contravening the Constitution have been put into the hands of government, this power is not easily removed. With this, in dealing with the dangers of terrorism, at home and abroad, America's policies do threaten its democracy. With this, it is of the utmost imperative that independent reviews of governmental policy, regardless of secrecy and classification, take place so as to ensure that extra-judicial governmental actions fall within the national interest, rather the whims of a given
If our borders are more secure that will help to keep terrorists from trying to cross illegally into the United States. It would also keep drugs from hitting the streets and keep illegal immigrants from coming into our country. The goal that hits close to home for me is the fifth one. As Americans we all need to be prepared for a disaster. I know that there are lots of us that are not prepared for any kind of disaster.
War in the Middle East “Fostering freedom will help end war because people who participate in their own government are less likely to go to war” (Gerdes 190). As long as man is on the Earth there will be some sort of conflict. People have different views, and that has been that way forever. Terrorism exists today because some people have their beliefs and do not want them to be changed. Helping these countries obtain freedom with a democratic government will give them a voice and reduce terrorism.
“At the moment, there is a myth in circulation, a fable that goes something like this: Radical terrorists will take advantage of our fussy legality, so we may have to suspend it to beat them. Radical terrorists mock our namby-pamby prisons, so we must make them tougher. Radical terrorists are nasty, so to defeat them we have to be nastier.” (Applebaum). This is the story being used for validating of torture. There is no proof that this story has any truth.