National Security

Should the government be monitoring our information?

Background Information

The National Security Agency (N.S.A.) is used to inspect Americans electronic information to protect the people. In times of crisis the N.S.A. can become very helpful. For example, in World War 2, security was very important. In 1947, Harriet S. Truman signed the National Security Act Prior to World War 2.
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Pros

  • allows privacy for the people and protection
  • prevents us from more terrorist attacks
  • does not directly listen on phone calls unless gone through the court
  • the government is trying to protect us from terrorist attacks
  • "National Security Team Assembles After Attack." Gale Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Detroit: Gale, 2010. Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 14 Dec. 2015.
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The president in a meeting with the NSA.

Cons

  • if the NSA took a person's information for observation then the person wouldn't be able to find out if his information was stolen
  • Americans are not able to find out if their information is being invaded
  • the US has been violating the fourth amendment by invading in our personal info
  • the rights of the people is to be secure
  • the NSA is not constitutional

My Final Thoughts

I think that the government should continue to monitor our electronic information because they help to protect us from attacks that could be influenced by the internet as long as the N.S.A. DOES NOT

  • look on our information for fun
  • steal information
  • change anything on our information

Bibliograghy

  • Lieu, Ted, and Joel Anderson. "The National Security Agency Violates Civil Rights." Domestic Surveillance. Ed. Tamara Thompson. Farmington Hills, MI: Greenhaven Press, 2015. At Issue. Rpt. from "NSA's Bulk Data Collection Program Unconstitutional: Ted Lieu and Joel Anderson."www.dailybreeze.com. 2014. Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 10 Dec. 2015.
  • Obama, Barack. "The United States Must Balance Security and Privacy Needs." Domestic Surveillance. Ed. Tamara Thompson. Farmington Hills, MI: Greenhaven Press, 2015. At Issue. Rpt. from "Speech on Changes to National Security Agency Programs, US Justice Department." www.whitehouse.gov. 2014. Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 10 Dec. 2015.
  • "Obama on End of N.S.A. Data Collection." NYTimes.com Video Collection 2014. Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 9 Dec. 2015.
  • "Sen. Patrick Leahy: 'Our Privacy Is Part Of Our Security'." All Things Considered 3 June 2015.Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 9 Dec. 2015.
  • Taylor, Marisa, and Jonathan Landay. "Americans Can't Find Out Whether the Government Watches Them." Domestic Surveillance. Ed. Tamara Thompson. Farmington Hills, MI: Greenhaven Press, 2015. At Issue. Rpt. from "Americans Find Swift Stonewall on Whether NSA Vacuumed Their Data."www.mcclatchydc.com. 2014. Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 15 Dec. 2015.
  • Whitehead, John W. "Domestic Surveillance Has a Chilling Effect on Political Speech." Domestic Surveillance. Ed. Tamara Thompson. Farmington Hills, MI: Greenhaven Press, 2015. At Issue. Rpt. from "Round the Clock Surveillance: Is This the Price of Living in a 'Free, Safe' Society?" 2013.Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 9 Dec. 2015.