The USA Patriot Act
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This is an essay in favor of the USA Patriot Act of 2001. It reviews the provisions of the act title by title, and compares arguments against the USA Patriot Act as infringing upon civil liberties to actions taken in the past by the federal government. It compares the USA Patriot Act to the Alien Sedition Acts of 1798, suspension of habeas corpus by President Lincoln, the Sedition Act of 1918, and the internment of US citizens during WWII.
From the Paper:"This paper shall put forward arguments in favor of the USA Patriot Act of 2001. It will show that the primary thrust of the Act is to make existing laws apply to terrorists and their supporters. The cause for alarm or threat of the loss of civil liberties is unfounded. It will compare the provisions of the Act to actions taking previously by the Federal Government in times of crisis, and the real assault that civil liberties had taken in the past. The Alien Sedition Acts of 1798, suspension of habeas corpus by President Lincoln, the Sedition Act of 1918, and the internment of American citizens by President Roosevelt during World War II..."
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