Privacy Persuasive Essay

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There is a finite line between national security and the privacy of innocent Americans in their day to day lives. The right to have privacy was provided to people when it was installed in the 4th amendment to the constitution. Although the U.S. Government has been stretching out this basic right and invading the privacy right that every American has. The government should not be allowed to freely use surveillance programs to watch over innocent people 's every move. Stated in the 4th amendment there is the right for people “to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated. (Text 1.1, Lines 1-2).” What the text is saying is that, people cannot be searched randomly …show more content…
Every keystroke that is made on a computer or cell phone is saved and monitored by the government. So innocent people 's privacy is being invaded by this because they are being watched and their files can be searched without a proper “probable cause” in effect. Mike Rogers (The Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee) said that, “ Neither program allows the NSA to read emails or listen to phone calls of American citizens. (Text 4.1, Paragraph 2).” Although he made this claim it is instantly diminished by the Whistleblower who exposed a secret government surveillance program saying that he could access anyones personal information he wanted while working there just by if he wanted to, no reason necessary. If the government is going to use mass surveillance programs, they are implying that everyone is everyone is suspected of committing a crime. Or at least that 's the only way they can justify that fact the it “doesn 't go against the people constitutional rights.” Before technology made everyone 's personal life a click away you …show more content…
They have created “secret programs” to help survey the citizens of the United States. When asked how many people the government was surveying, the government responded with, “it’d be against their privacy policy to inform the people of that.” The government should at least be able to inform the people it serves how many of its citizens internet traffic they go through on a day to day basis, there 's nothing secret about an approximate number. In Text 4.1, Paragraph 9 Mike Rogers said, “It is much easier for terrorists to hide from us if they understand the methods of our intelligence gathering.” But how would just supplying a number of people being surveyed change the way terrorists acted? It is completely irrational if they expect the people to believe everything that they say and never question any of it. That 's why the people should have more of a direct say in how the government. It is the way their lives are run and if they are unhappy about it, do something to change it. It was what this country was founded on. A people unhappy with the way they were run so they did whatever was necessary to achieve the way they wanted to run their own lives. Its hoped that it doesn 't cause a war, that 's not what being said, but the American people do need to stop rolling with the punches and take a stand for their own

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