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The Patriot Act Persuasion Project
Transcript of The Patriot Act Persuasion Project
This video explains the benefit of the Patriot Act
The Patriot Act
The Patriot Act
A U.S. law enacted immediately in response to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, which gave law enforcement officials greater ability to tap telephones and track internet users. It was officially signed by President George W. Bush on October 26, 2001.
-Increased ability to track terrorist plots
-Better watch on money laundering
-Gives officials increased surveillance powers
-Provisions based on foreign surveillance
Our view is for the Patriot Act to be in use today
-Some rights need to be exchanged for safety
-Includes freedom of speech and privacy
-Gives officials the power to "sneak and peek"
Our group strongly supports the Patriot Act because of the attacks on 9/11. There were approximately 3,000 lives lost that day because of the lack of security and foreign intelligence at the time, something the patriot act would've fixed.
Facts About The Patriot Act
- The Patriot Act allows government officials to expand their rights to spy on what other people are doing
- It also gives the government the right to secretly search a person's home without them knowing
-It significantly increased the government's ability to gain foreign intelligence
-At least 42 terrorist attacks, both large and small plots, have been prevented by using the increased tools provided by the Patriot Act.
-6 in 10 Americans favor extending the Patriot Act
-31% are for allowing FBI to demand records without a judge's approval while 68% are against it
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This video shows some kids who lost their parents on 9/11, a terrible attack that took the U.S. by surprise
Other Uses of the U.S. Patriot Act
The Patriot Act is also used to track down offenders of child pornography, kidnapping, online piracy, money laundering, human trafficking, and misdemeanors too.
So far, there have been 310 criminal cases involved with the Patriot Act.