Edward Snowden and the Agencies that Spy the American People

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Outline?and?thesis:
This?research?paper?seeks?to?establish?that?Edward?Snowden???a?former?CIA?employee?is?a?hero?crusading?for
privacy?and?speaking?out?against?powerful?agencies?in?the?detective?sector?in?America.?There?are?three?main
reasons?why?Edward?Snowden?is?an?American?hero.?First,?he?did?what?he?believed?to?be?right,?no?matter?the
cost.?He?sacrificed?his?livelihood,?his?lifestyle,?and?he?also?risked?his?freedom?rather?than?be?complicit?with
something?he?felt?was?wrong.?Second,?Snowden?has?given?us?a?chance?to?debate?the?issue?openly.?He?brought?to
light?things?that?the?public?needed?to?know.?Third,?for?years?the?U.S?government?broke?the?law.?They?hid?the
sheer?scale?of?their?spying?practices.?He?could?have?just?followed?orders,?instead?he?risked?great?personal?safety.
Moreover,?the?proposal?seeks?to?establish?the?importance?of?the?National?Security?Agency?in?spying?Americans.?
??Edward?Snowden?didn?t?want?to?live?in?an?America?where?he?had?no?privacy,?where?the?authorities?were?able
to?know?what?he?would?receive?or?send.?Basically,?he?didn?t?want?to?live?under?such?scrutiny.?
??The?American?people?started?asking?questions?in?regards?to?agencies?violating?our?privacy.?Should?we?let?them
do?it?because?it?helps?us?in?the?war?against?terrorism??Is?it?okay?to?sacrifice?some?of?our?privacy?so?that?our
government?can?protect?us?from?future?terrorist?attacks???post?9/11?
??A?U.S.?spying?program?that?systematically?collects?millions?of?Americans’?phone?records?is?illegal,?a?federal
appeals?court?ruled?in?May?2015.?The?NSA?phone?record?program,?which?the?Bush?and?Obama?administrations
conducted?using?a?secret?and?expansive?reading?of?Section?215?of?the?Patriot?Act.?It?is?likely?that?the?program
violates?the?Fourth?Amendment?rights.
??The?obligations,?mandates,?and?limits?of?National?Security?Agency
The?teacher?wants?an?annotated?bibliography?with?a?minimum?of?7?different?sources?that?includes?a?brief
summary?of?each?source?as?a?well?as?an?indication?of?where?it?will?fit?in?your?argument?(something?like??this
supports?my?second?point?regarding??).
Essay?topic?chosen:?Edward?Snowden?is?a?former?CIA?employee?who?exposed?that?organization?s?activities,
particularly?relating?to?how?it?and?other?agencies?spy?on?American?citizens.?Because?of?this,?he?has?been?charged
with?two?counts?of?violating?the?Espionage?Act?of?1917?and?theft?of?government?property.?He?is?now?living?in?an
undisclosed?location?in?Russia?as?many?advocate?for?his?exoneration.?Write?a?research?paper?that?argues?whether
Edward?Snowden?is?a?hero?crusading?for?privacy?and?speaking?out?against?powerful?agencies?or?a?traitor?who
exposed?sensitive?government?secrets.?
It?is?also?important?to?follow?the?MLA?format.

 
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