Privacy And Civil Rights

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Privacy is a fundamental right held by all citizens even though it is not stated explicitly in the constitution. In the wake of the 9/11 terrorist acts, President Bush and the Republican Congress took a number of actions, including passing the Patriot Act, which undermined basic rights and freedoms, by increasing wiretapping and other forms of surveillance of citizens, often without any evidence of any wrongdoing on them. Hundreds were secretly detained for months without any charges against them. Civil and human rights are violated under the power of the government. Realistically, formal rights are actually political constructs, they do not exist until they are created by law or established in a constitution. In the end, we still depend heavily
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