The Patriot Act By Robert F. Kennedy

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Following the days after the September 11th terrorist attacks, forty-five days to be exact, congress passed the Patriot Act. The Patriot Act stands for the Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism. The Patriot Act was enacted in response to the attacks of the September 11th with the intentions of terminating international terrorist operating within American. Thought the Patriot Act stands for protecting America and its citizens it also has many provisions that violate the US constitution. Firstly the Patriot Act encroaches on our First Amendment rights, which allow the citizens of America to speak and express ourselves freely. Secondly it violates the fourth Amendment rights, which protects American citizens against unwanted searches and seizures. The Patriot Act not only violates the Constitution, but represents the loss of our individual liberties as American citizens. The Patriot Act violates our freedom of speech and expression stated in the first Amendment and the protection from searches and seizures given to us by the fourth Amendment. As Stated by Robert F. Kennedy, an American politician, in his Day of Affirmation Address, the first and most crucial element of our individual liberty is our freedom of speech and the right to express our ideals. It seems following the terrorist attacks from September 11th people became scared and frightened that such a thing could happen, an now people are losing
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