After the tragedy on September eleventh something called the Patriots Act was passed. This Act allows the FBI s to infringe on our personal liberties as Americans. It mainly takes away our rights that the 1st and 4th amendment gives us. I personally think that it infringes on our fourth amendment more than the first. The fourth amendment states; The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, ad effects, against unreasonable search and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue but upon probable cause.
With the Patriots Act in effect the 4th amendment might as well not even exist. The
I realize that this act was put into effect to try and protect us from another terrorist attack but the government went to far. There is no reason why they should have this kind of power to spy on American when the 4th Amendment clearly protects us from doing so.
The First Amendment states; Congress shall make no law respecting and establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise there of; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press. The Patriots Act infringes on the 1st amendment because you can be investigated simply by saying something or even just by going about your everyday activities. If the