September 11 Pros And Cons

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September 11, 2001 marked as one of the most traumatic and eventful days in the United States. It was not only the day that United States lost many innocent lives which placed many families in an unbearable situations but it was also a day that this nation was shocked by terrorists that struck one of our biggest land marks. Every day, millions of Americans trust that their government makes decisions that will keep them safe, provide a sense of well-being and not to fail them in crucial time. Sadly, many of us felt betrayed due to the fact that the U.S government took part in allowing one of the worst attacks in history to take place on the U.S soil. The U.S government has always claimed to stand against terror yet refuses to acknowledge …show more content…
The terrorists hijacked four planes total and three of them were crashed into America’s most prominent buildings of the World Trade Center in New York named the Twin Towers. Moreover, the Pentagon located in Washington was also attacked and all of that was done within the 60 minute span. To this day, that unbearable 60 minutes is still very unforgettable for America. According to an online article “September 11 is known as one of the deadliest day in history for New York City firefighters”: 343 people killed. (History.com …show more content…
Big picture wise, it can be viewed as that the nation is not any safer after that many years. It is because despite the effort in tightening the airport and borders security, there were still two wars occurred and many soldiers have put their lives on the line for the nation security. It is no different than anything else in life, America will never be completely safe as there will always be new enemies. In terms of security, United States has improved its airport security and that everyone is now more cautious and aware of their surroundings. However, there is far too much fear, paranoia and acceptance of unreasonable intrusive security measures. Specifically, sporting events is a perfect example of overreaction. It is uncertain if the commission recommendations relating to the attack were met or it even makes a difference but the reality is that America will never be the same in terms of security protection. Americans today have to deal with security at a great length due to the result of terrorism. According to Cato Institute “The various provisions from the Patriot Act allow the government to invoke national security to justify intrusive investigations with little evidence”. (Jost 710). It is necessary as it is better safe than sorry. However, at what price can you put on freedom since we have lost so much of it already? We must

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