Argumentative Essay: Government Surveillance In The United States

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Another example why many people do not accept surveillance is because it has also affect the people by causing discrimination against one another. Greenwald also states “Some of the surveillance was ostensibly devoted to terrorism suspects. But great quantities of the program manifestation have nothing to do with national security.” (94) In this quote Greenwald says that many of the programs have nothing to do with national security because they don’t just see the information or everything there surveillance is capturing the government is saving everything not for a day nor a week but for years and this is information that they don’t need to have. Greenwald also sates “Taken in its entirely, the Snowden archive led to an ultimately simple conclusion: the US government has built a system that has as its goals the complete elimination of electronic privacy worldwide.”(94) The government is taking away the privacy of every individual by checking everyone’s cell phones emails and …show more content…
They do agree that this can help prevent terrorism. Yes this may be a great way to protect everyone but the government should have a limit; there is no reason why they should be saving all the data they encounter. The government should not be checking our phone calls or our credit cards bill this is a violation of the fourth amendment. The civil right was made to protect every individual from higher position abuse for example government, police, or even the president. Some surveillance may protect the state but the government should not be able to store this information with out the people having consent about it. The United State Government should tell everyone what he or she is doing and why he or she is doing it. The citizen should be able to know what is going on and what they can do. The United States Government has to start looking after the people not only what they are

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