Poli-Sci Top Secret America This documentary is a perfect example on how the government is extremely secretive and exhibits how the government handles certain situations that are not exactly the “American Way”. “The top-secret world that the government created in response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks has become so enormous, so unwieldy, and so secretive that no one knows how much money it costs, how many people it employs or exactly how many agencies duplicate work being done elsewhere” (The Washington Post). The result is that the system put in place to keep the United States safe may be putting us in greater danger and slowing chipping away at our civil liberties because it was said “The Gloves are coming off” (Bush). This Secret
The threat of terrorist attacks changed American culture immensely; the devastation wakened the need for protection and a sense of security. Dramatic measures were taken in order to protect this country, so foreign relations were severely affected. Post 9/11 government saw the “link between immigration and security”, and that by changing foreign policy it would “reduce the likelihood of future attacks” (Krikorian 567).The safety measure in airports were countless from metal detectors to full body scans. “The immigration system has being penetrated by the enemy”, the officials realized which led to unfair accusation of innocents (Krikorian 568). “Overzealous officials” grill suspicious foreigners “to the point of near panic” (Khan 559).
Torture is sometimes used when a suspect is believed to have information on a catastrophic event or might know of a terrorist organization. The suspect is then exposed to a painful series of different mental and physical methods to give up the desired information. Torture has been used in times of war and in situations where the information could save a society form danger. However, torture should never be justifiable or acceptable because it usually doesn’t provide reliable information, the person that we want to torture might truly not know the information that we would like to obtain, and it would degrade our nations integrity. “Suspects that are inflicted with torture will say just about anything to
I believe the Bush Administration should not have done any of these things because if they had not done this, then we would not be in terrible situation. We would not be broke. None of the Americans would have lost their jobs and we would not be at war still. The first reason as to why the Bush Administration should be punished is because it had tortured terrorists at Guantanamo Bay. In the article “A Body of Inquiries”, Jack M. Balkin wrote that punishment and
The Patriot Act alone makes it allowable to search and seize US citizen’s papers and effects without probable cause, “to assist in a terror investigation” (CCAPA, 2003). Using this, the NSA and other government agencies have been collecting phone records, personal records, internet usage habits, and other meta data of innocents without their knowledge (Kopczynski, 2013). The American Civil Liberties Union has filed suit in court challenging the interpretation of the Patriot Act as a violation of Americans’ constitutional rights. The Patriot Act expanded the government's power to use eavesdropping, surveillance, access to financial and computer records and other tools to track terrorist suspects (Lichtblau, 2003). This has opened the door for the NDAA which seemingly gave the government oversight of your everyday lives.
Introduction The events of September 11th 2001 have cause a major alteration in the world. After 9/11 many countries throughout the world have increased security in airports and country borders, and increased security in main areas of major cities. The biggest consequence of 9/11 however was the USA’s war on terror. The war on terror was started with the objective of recognizing, finding and destroying terrorists, denying sponsorships to terrorist organizations and defending people all over the world from future terrorist attacks. However, the USA’s war on terror has had a negative effect on many countries in the world as well as their own, and their citizens by creating animosity in the international community, causing a downturn in their own economy and their major allies, and ruining their international reputation.
People wanted a memorial for 9/11 but this will cost the country more money and that fact that it will put them even more under isn’t helping either. This article helps me cover some of the major issues within the social aspect. These point helps prove that 9/11 cause even more damage with the clean up and the memorial. US Foreign Policy After 9/11 This sources again follows the social change that happened after 9/11. Bush made terrorism, a huge deal leading to the major focus on the military.
War on Terrorism Habeas Corpus Rules Charlyn Russell POL201 American National Government Instructor: Teri Kuffel 09/01/13 War on Terrorism Habeas Corpus Rules The system of detaining will not work to decrease the risk on terrorist attacks, which is most likely the reason of Guantanamo and the "War on Terrorism" unfortunately a system intended to help our government succeed in its cases can ultimately lead the investigators to show less rigidity than they would require winning in a regular court arrangement. It is dangerous to have rigged rules because of the negative influence the truthfulness of terrorism investigations have. By wrongly identifying people as a terrorist by putting together disorderly information can
Controversial acts were passed in an effort to control terrorism, the Patriot Act. The Patriot Act was passed by George Bush shortly after 9/11 to make it easier for the government to access personal information like; phone conversations, emails, and other private information. It also gives them the power to detain anyone who they suspect of terrorism for up to one week. The freedoms and privacy of all Americans have been curtailed because of this act. Even though most Americans are not terrorists, simply knowing that the government has these new powers and abilities to invade on their privacy is bothersome
The Patriot Act was ultimately supposed to protect Americans from terrorism by giving the government more power. According to the ACLU, the Act contained many flaws. It gave law enforcement freedom to search homes with only suspicions of terrorism, with no warrant involved. Not only did the government not have a warrant but gave no warning either before nor after the searches. It also gave the government the right to medical and tax records as well as the books bought and borrowed by Americans.