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How Has the War on Terrorism Affected Civil Liberties? Opposing Viewpoints Civil Liberties.2004. 160-161. Cole, David. The War on Terrorism Has Eroded Civil Liberties. Opposing Viewpoints. 2004. 162-172.
Works citied. Ashcroft, John. The War on Terrorism Has Not Eroded Civil Liberties. Opposing Viewpoints Civil Liberties. 2004. 173 -180. The next two sections in this book are also good.
Chapter Preface What does the USA PATRIOT stand for? Supports of this act argue that it is needed for the US security because… Opponents of this act argue that it is an erosion of Civil Liberties because…
The War on Terrorism Has Eroded Civil Liberties. Write down the three questions on page 162. Partners take turns writing down the answers and reading. Answer the questions as you read along. Discuss with your partner.
The War on Terrorism has Not Eroded Civil Liberties. Write the three questions on page 173. Partners take turns reading and answering the questions.
Answers to the questions Chapter Preface. What does USA PATRIOT stand for? This stands for United and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act.
Chapter Preface Supporters of the USA PATRIOT claim that with this act, tools are given to law enforcement to fight counterfeiting, smuggling and money laundering. Also this act gives the US intelligent community the ability to share information. It is a deterrent to potential terrorists because of penalties.
Supports also claim That the most controversial provisions will expire.
Opponents of the USA PATRIOT Act It defines terrorism in very broad terms so much so that it could possibly include anti war demonstrators, and citizens engage in civil disobedience. This act also lets the government detain and deport noncitizens. Government can conduct secret searches, for example looking into business records without evidence of a wrong doing.
Opponents The government can eavesdrop on Internet communications. Look at religious and political organizations. Protestors of the USA PATRIOT Act argue that the government is acting like a police state.
OPPONENTS Senator Russ Feingold pointed out that the framers of the Constitution wrote a document that limits powers of the federal government and we have a “Bill of Rights” to insure liberty in times of war and peace.
The War on Terrorism has Eroded civil Liberties Question 1. The most troubling provisions of the USA PATRIOT Act are: the greatest threat to our freedoms is our own government. The Bush administration has overridden our constitutional liberties in the name of freedom.
Question 1 con’t Internet tracking is being allowed instead of privacy. Physical liberty and habeas corpus survive only until you are labeled a bad guy. Property is being seized without a hearing. Ethnic profiling is happening.
Question 1 con’t Conversations with lawyers are being monitored.
Question 2 Noncitizens should be given same basic rights because if the government can detain these people without a hearing, bar them from entering the country based upon their speech, deports people because they are a disfavored group what will stop the government from taking the next step and doing the same to it’s citizens.
Questions # 3 The Bush Administration final line of defense that a person who is a national security risk warrants a response by the government. The world is more dangerous today than yesterday with more and more of America’s enemies have access to weapons of mass destruction.
Question #3 con’t In light of this new danger we should hold the people who are committing acts of terrorism accountable. Not an entire group of people based on their ethnic,, political or religious identity. Next the government should not be able to imprison anybody without public review. There must also be public oversight of law enforcement powers.
Question #3, con’t We should only adopt those measures that we would be willing to do to us. Stop repeating the same mistakes over and over again.
The War on Terrorism Has not Eroded Civil Liberties Question #1 The terrorist enemy is unlike what we have known before because they slaughter thousands of innocence victims. They seek weapons of mass destruction. They are in you communities looking for their opportunity to kill. They enjoy our freedoms. We are war with an
Question #1, con’t Enemy who abuses individual rights. Defending our country against terrorists attacks is the government’s #1 priority.
Question #2 THE PURPOSE OF THE FOREIGN TERRORIST TRACKING TASK FORCE IS TO PREVENT TERRORISTS FROM ENTERING THE COUNTRY AND TO LOCATE AND REMOVE THOSE WHO ALREADY HAVE.
QUESTION #3 THE US GOVERNEMTN DEFINES A TERRIORIST AS ONE WHO PERPETRATE PREMEDIATATED, POLITICALLY MOTIVATED VIOLENCE AGAINST NONCOMBANT TARGETS.