Sociology: Top Secret America

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Malika Sociology 101 1911 Professor Brad Lyman November 21st 2015 Top Secret America Top Secret America is a latent development of the U.S response to 9/11. Top Secret America involves Intelligence and equipment required for operations. The United States fights because it is necessary for freedom; it is the principle of self determination. We fight for what we believe in and ideals. After the attack on the United States on 9/11 the United States decided to re think America’s foreign policy. The terrorist attack on 9/11 was more than acts of terror it was acts of war. Somebody had to pay for 9/11. We perceive it is our nation’s duty to fight. Where are we going to bomb next…show more content…
The United States wants to dominate the world through military power. These emerging structures of society are functional in America. The confidence in the U.S. military has changed over the years. The U.S. has damaged its moral reputation by imprisoning without trial, torturing and assassinating alleged terrorist even in nation’s with which we are not at war with. People view the U.S. as a place of freedom which is a Democracy. After 9/11 the U.S. in some ways became more of an Authoritarian government because of a violation of individual rights. Why do so many innocent lives have to be sacrifices for a war that continues to go on? Nobody knows for sure why we fight, there are infinite ideas. Some say they wish we didn’t fight but sometimes you have to. America is stupid when it comes to symbols, landmarks, and disasters in general. There continues to be growing conflict around the world. The threat remains and the federal government has neither a calibrated enough focus or organizational structure to maximize its ability to keep the country safe from terrorist attacks. After 9/11 the United States changed as far as security. The protection of…show more content…
After 9/11 the government felt it was necessary to monitor individual communication and activities, and airport security which led to the restriction of traveling. This kind of tracking is extremely invasive because if the government knows where you are, it knows who you are. One way the government is tracking civilians is through GPS systems. In some ways the government has becoming paranoid as far as the tracking of civilians. If the government feels the need to track every citizen does that mean there looking at all of us as possible terrorist? Technology provides the government with both public and private information. This is a dysfunction created by the United States which is the spying on American citizens. Although some may feel it’s a violation there are some situations that violate no one’s rights. Police are able to use technology freely in public spaces, in which people have no expectation of privacy. “Anyone who values privacy should hope that the government cannot use technology to invade our privacy”. If we didn’t have to be concerned about terrorist then maybe the government will only invade citizen’s privacy if they have probable cause. Until the
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