In today’s world, it is hard for any government or corporation to hide
questionable activities. While WikiLeaks and Blogs have opened out eyes
to many hidden agenda,still exist. The Patriot Act, invoked by
President Bush in the wake of 9/11/01, restricted many documents that
were available under the Freedom of Information Act. Citing national
security, most people accepted this immediately following the attacks.
President Obama has extended the Patriot Act and expanded the
restrictions on access to information. He has done this with our
approval from Congress. Fourteen years have passed since the Patriot
Act was invoked; do we as citizens have a right to know what our
government is doing and why we must remain under heightened national
security? Do we need to know everything our government is doing?
Looking for an answer in about 125 or so words please