HU1440: Rhetoric in Contemporary Culture
ITT Technical Institute
Final Research Paper
Our forefathers with great fortitude put together a document that would be forever known as the constitution. This document addressed the rights of the citizens of the newly formed states. One amendment has been a focal point of discussion in recent weeks with the leakage of NSA protocol. The fourth amendment states, “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place …show more content…
Answer 1: I believe the public 's disdain and protest with the administration and interpretation of the fourth amendment largely began with the war on drugs, particularly as the momentum for that public policy initiative began to diminish in the 1990s. The Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) launched by President GW Bush may have revived public support for a looser interpretation of the amendment but now that has shifted in the direction of opposition and to the support of a tighter, stricter focus on the amendment (i.e. no means no).
Question 2: In the last 100 years, what do you feel are the biggest challenges with the fourth …show more content…
Answer 5: Impossible to say but I do know this as a person who spends much of his time thinking about the link between past, present, and future—the view will be different, it may even be scoffing or dismissive, and it not be the last word on the subject, now or then. It may also be that the national context for hindsight 100 years from now may involve a nation that looks very different from our own, including the number of states in the Union.
Question 6: Given that no specific amendment addresses the “Rights to Privacy”, do you feel an amendment will ever be added?
Answer 6: No. That 's because two generations from now the understanding of the right to privacy will rest on vastly different technologies. More people will accept a narrower sense of privacy. We 're seeing that already with young people who 've been reared on hand-held technologies.
Question 7: If a “Rights to Privacy” amendment was added, what do you see as the 3 most significant topics that would be addressed?
Answer 7: It won 't be added.
Question 8: Given the immediate release of social media such as Facebook and Twitter, do you feel Americans are waiving their rights to any expectation of