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Patriot Act Almost immediately after the horrifying events of September 11 the repression began More than 1000 people predominately Arab and Muslim men were picked up and jailed by government agents held without being charged their names and whereabouts largely kept secretbecause they were suspected of having information about terrorists or terrorist acts The government used the publics outrage and fear at the unspeakable attacks of September 11 to justify the inflammatory rhetoric in which President George W Bush said the United States was defending civilization against evil ones and claimed those who arent with us on the war against terrorism were against us The apparent widespread public acceptance of these government actions and rhetoric have created an atmosphere in which many are afraid to voice their dissent against the war in Afghanistan and repressive policies here in the United States Now that those repressive government policies have been bolstered by the USA PATRIOT ACT the threat here at home from our own government is very frightening It raises complex questions about the point at which we would be willing to give up liberties for others and ourselves in the face of threats such as smallpox additional hijacked planes or bridges that might be demolished during a rush hour The potential for government assaults on civil liberties and persecution of dissenters and others has been vastly expanded by this new law whose full title is Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism On October 26 2001 President Bush signed the USA Patriot Act USAPA into law With this law we have given sweeping new powers to both domestic law enforcement and international intelligence agencies and have eliminated the checks and balances that previously gave courts the opportunity to ensure that these powers were not abused Most of these checks and balances were put into place after previous misuse of surveillance powers by these agencies including the revelation in
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