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The Usa Patriot Act 1

  • Date Submitted: 12/03/2011 06:42 PM
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The USA PATRIOT Act is an Act of the U. S. congress that was signed by then president George W. Bush on October 26, 2001 as an effort to increase the national security against terrorism. The act itself was a response to the terrorist attacks of September 11th which has allowed the enforcement agencies to have access to all personal information such a financial, medical, e-mails and telephone records. On May 26, 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 title of the act is a ten letter acronym (USA PATRIOT) that stands for: Uniting (and) Strengthening America (by) Providing Appropriate Tools Required (to) Intercept (and) Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001. The extended provision basically gives the government sweeping authority to spy on individuals inside the United States, in order to protect innocent Americans from terrorism; it is composed of nine titles in order to achieve and improve: 1) Enhancing Domestic Security against Terrorism. 2) Surveillance procedures. 3) Anti-money-laundering to prevent terrorism. 4) Border security. 5) Removing obstacles to investigating terrorism. 6) Victims and families of victims of terrorism. 6) Terrorism criminal law. 8) Improved Intelligence. 9) Miscellaneous.

The increase of national security has affected every person in America including tourists, either domestic flights as international ones, the level of security is really high causing long and unwanted lines in the airports, border lines and exhausting background checks to anyone who might look suspicious, travel to or around America has become a challenged due to all the new security procedures.

With each passing day, public outcry grows over violations of civil liberties under the USA PATRIOT Act. Three states and 149 cities, towns, and counties have passed Civil Liberties Safe...


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