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Patriot Act - 505 words
The American Civil Liberties Union warns that the Patriot Act, together with the actions of government under the act, threaten civil liberties in various ways. One, the act is said to include domestic terrorism in the expanded scope of terrorism laws, thus subjecting political organizations to surveillance, wiretapping, harassment, and criminal action for political advocacy (1). The act is also said to expand federal ability to conduct private searches with minimal judicial oversight, allows FBI agents to investigate citizens for criminal matters without probable cause of crime if done under the guise of intelligence purposes, is said to allow for the jailing of non-citizens and their being ...
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Patriot Act - 604 words
Meanwhile, related to the civil rights of people, there are oppositions regarding President Bushs nomination of General Michael V. Hayden because of his involvement with the warrantless program to spy on Americans. The American Civil Liberties Union are keen on Haydens credibility prompting Anthony D. Romero, ACLU Executive Director to say, "The appointment of General Hayden is the latest example of President Bush giving promotions to those who have led the greatest attacks on our Constitution and fundamental freedoms. This administration continues to demonstrate a fundamental lack of respect for the rule of law and our core civil liberties and civil rights. We hope that the Senate will use ...
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Attack In Pearl Harbor - 1,174 words
Attack in Pearl Harbor in December 1941 shocked United States to its core. It signaled not only an utter destruction of an important naval base and the loss of many lives, it in the first place signified the beginning of a great struggle for nations survival. At time when France fails to Germany, and Russia and Great Britain are at the verge of failing, nothing seemed to prevent the Nazi and its powerful allies to conquer the world. And though Attack in Pearl Harbor was shocking, the nightmare of expected upcoming tribulations was much greater. While incidents similar to that in Pearl Harbor were perhaps unconsciously expected by many Americans as they were observing great struggles on Europ ...
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A Fascist America: How Close Are We? - 1,330 words
The idea that America is turning fascist has been popular on the Left for as long as I can remember: in the 1960s, when antiwar radicals raged against the Machine, this kind of hyperbole dominated campus political discourse and even made its way into the mainstream. When the radical Weather Underground went into ultra-Left meltdown and began issuing incoherent "communiqus" to an indifferent American public, they invariably signed off by declaring: "Death to the fascist insect pig that preys on the life of the people!" Such rhetoric, too overheated for American tastes, was quite obviously an exaggeration: America in the 1960s was no more "fascistic" than miniskirts, Hula Hoops, and the rhymin ...
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A Fascist America: How Close Are We? - 1,339 words
... ion this. If "everything changed" on the foreign policy front in the wake of 9/11, then the domestic consequences of 9/11 II are bound to have a similarly transformative effect. If our response to the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon was to launch a decades-long war to implant democracy throughout the Middle East and the rest of the world, what will we do when the battlefield shifts back to the continental U.S.? I shudder to think about it. The legal, ideological, and political elements that go into the making of a genuinely fascist regime in America are already in place: all that is required is some catalytic event, one that needn't even be on the scale of 9/11, but st ...
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Argument Evaluation - 761 words
The viewpoint of the writer on John Ashcroft (Attorney General) is basically to point out on the Patriot Act that brought the latest law to prevent the terrorist. One of the Ashcroft opinion on this articles is "Once detained, these lawbreakers are accorded the rights to which they are entitled." I think the INS plays an important role to conduct as a front line in the border that guard the US from the terrorist threat, but it might give an uncomfortable feeling for foreigner who has nothing to do with the terrorist activity. I have a friend who has a citizenship of Oman, but he is originally from India who immigrated to Oman when he was child. One of the times when he was returning back fro ...
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