Individual Privacy vs. National Security

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INDIVIDUAL PRIVACY VS. NATIONAL SECURITY
Donald R. Baker Jr.
ENG122 English Composition
Lesa Hadley
June 18, 2012

There are always two sides to this battle. Which is more important, is the individual privacy more important than our national security as a whole? This is a sensitive subject, and it will get many different thoughts in this battle. Yes, individual privacy is one of the many rights we have as Americans. Yes we are protected to an extent, if you would like to keep your privacy, I think you need to do that. But it seems in the world today, that people use their privacy in many different ways and think that they are protected. But as we all know this isn’t true. As you are looking through the social networks looking for friends and foes, you see so much drama on all the networks. When it comes to the individual’s privacy, these are the people which are upset in many different ways, because people feel as if they are being taken advantage of. If you look at these people they are posting whatever they want and saying whatever they want. It’s really annoying, because people are talking so much mess about the government and presidents how much they can’t people. You see different military branches personnel talking about how much they can’t stand there units or whatever they are complaining about. But as you should know, there are so many people monitoring these sites and reporting the issues they feel is a threat. This is why the National Security has been in place. It can go all the way back to September Eleventh, also even further than that. As you know, the nation’s security has been doubling up and watching everything and doing everything it needs to do to make sure this huge setback never happens again. The Nation has it has been stepping up and taking care of our issues with all the people that think they can do and post whatever they want. People should watch what they say and do. Because it can be a big slap to the face in the long run, and the security that we have will be looking there way. This is another reason why President Bush signed the Patriot Act back in October in 2001. If you don’t know what the Patriot means is, Uniting (and) Strengthening America (by) Providing Appropriate Tools Required (to) Intercept (and) Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001. The Act is a response to the attacks in September 2001. It is alive and well and we will be using this for a while. In May 2011, Congress passed a four-year extension of three expiring Patriot Act provisions without making much-needed changes to the overly broad surveillance bill. The extended provisions are set now set to expire on June 1, 2015. The Patriot Act is complex and powerful. It broadens the definition of terrorism and increases the penalties for terrorism. The Patriot Act extends to Internet-based communications. It’s just not in the streets. So be very careful what you say and do. People are on the networks and if you are doing things that you shouldn’t, they will find you. I’m not saying as soon as you put something on a wall post that you should have not said, that there will be someone kicking down your door, but who’s to say with all the people talking how much they hate this and that, talking trash about the President, no one will never know it’s you. You are wrong. Like I put before, there are many people monitoring what people say. If you are doing wrong, eventually your ticket will get called. The society is getting their rights a little twisted, they think that they should and can do whatever they want. With all do regards, Individual Privacy is one of the many rights we have as Americans. If you would like to keep your privacy, I think you need to do that. But it seems in the world today, that people use their privacy in many different ways and think that they are protected. But as we all know this isn’t true. As you are looking through the social networks...
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