The Patriot Act Of 2001 Essay examples

715 Words Nov 4th, 2015 3 Pages
In 1776 the Continental Congress convened with the idea of creating a new and independent nation. This nation would give freedoms and liberties to all people regardless of gender, race, creed, or nationality. It is this basis that our nation was founded on, but recently politicians have been attempting to remove some of the freedoms our forefathers fought and died to have and to protect. Throughout the last several years the American federal government has continued to slowly remove the freedoms of American citizens in small increments. The USA Patriot Act of 2001 removed the freedom of privacy from law abiding citizens of the United States. The second amendment right of freedom to bear arms has been continually under siege since the gun control act of 1968 was signed into law. State’s rights have been slowly removed as more and more Supreme Court rulings take the choice away from the people of each state. All freedoms earned by Americans should remain intact, regardless of one’s political convictions.

On 26 October 2001 President George W. Bush signed into law the USA Patriot Act loosening the restrictions on law enforcement agencies to use surveillance, conduct investigations, and informing suspects on search and seizures which have already been executed. This law came into effect in results of the 911 terrorist attacks; while the need existed to strengthen national security it should not have been a passage for government agencies to infringe on our fourth…

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