The Impact Of The United States Patriot Act

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September eleventh changed the way the world views terrorism, the wars in in Iraq and Afghanistan claimed the lives of thousands and we the United States have taken massive counterterrorism measures home with us. The United States Patriot Act of 2001 made significant changes in the structure of federal law enforcement, it was revised in 2006 and in 2004 when the 9/11 commission called for a complete overhaul of the U.S. intelligence system the National Criminal Intelligence Sharing Plan or NCISP set standards for a new system of domestic intelligence gathering and analysis. These changes were made in regards to personal privacy and civil liberties. Civil liberties are the rights given to all Americans under the United States Constitution. The …show more content…
This means filtering and supervising social media, as well as all public forums online. The Patriot Act conflicts with the bill of rights still and the fourteenth amendment as well but supporters of the act believe it gives an upper hand in anti-terrorism while critics still believe it threatens civil liberties. The Patriot Act affects the doctrine of the separation of powers by increasing the power of the executive branch of government. It impacts the Constitution and the doctrine by allowing governmental law enforcement greater power to monitor communications, detain suspects, and allowing search and seizing of evidence. It affects the fourteenth amendment by offering the government more legal methods for denying or removing citizen’s civil …show more content…
Companies can use information for economic advantage, and also might become so deeply embedded in defense that they would replace our military forces in some aspects of national security. Our antiterrorism policy begins with both the Department of State’s (DOS) and Department of Defense’s (DOD) efforts. The Israeli-Palestinian conflict illustrates this idea; state, local and, tribal law enforcement agencies lead homeland security efforts, and the Department of Homeland Security and other federal departments and agencies coordinate the strategic role of law enforcement. Their efforts are solely dependent on the success of United States foreign

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