The National Security Scam

1117 WordsFeb 3, 20184 Pages
September 11th, 2001, arguably the most unforgettable day in modern history of the United States of America. It is a day that acts as a launch pad for the National Security Agency (NSA) and the plea for unlawful surveillance of Americans. The National Security Agency is understood to have the power to “global monitoring, collection, decoding, and analysis -- through clandestine means -- of information for foreign intelligence and counterintelligence purposes” (Nsa 1). Following 9/11, the Bush administration created the USA PATRIOT Act, established in a time of distress. “The USA PATRIOT Act, giving the government the power to search phone records, emails, and other forms of communication to gather intelligence” (Nsa 1). It lives on today under the control of President Obama who has forged compliances with big name companies to access intelligence on all scales in a primarily digital world. Considering the power of the government, anything can be deemed “legal” with the votes and fabricated statements of a bright future given by authorized lawmakers. The covert operating style of the National Security Agency allows for the collection of an unreasonable amount of communication records making a mockery of one’s way of life and guaranteed liberties. Since the introduction of the Fourth Amendment, the people of the United States of America have been given the right to privacy. The interpretation of the Fourth Amendment as it stands today is in a state of corruption due to the

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