Patriot Act came about after 9/11. The Act remains in use today with some
slight modifications. On the other hand, FISA has been in use since the
mid-1970s. Both Acts are highly controversial and are foreign to the average
citizen. National security always requires a balancing act between freedom and
security. As the saying goes, freedom is not free.
a well-written paper, describe the primary elements and/or components of the
USA Patriot Act and FISA and research how the media has conveyed the main
messages and elements of both acts. Has the media portrayal and general public
perception of these Acts been accurate? Based on what you have learned about
both acts, were your prior knowledge or perceptions about these two acts
accurate? Explain your findings. Finally, discuss if you believe we are more
secure with these acts in place. When answering this portion of the assignment
consider how many (or how few) terror attacks we have had on U.S. soil since
9/11. Support your position with evidence. Your paper should be 3-4 pages in
length and formatted to APA Requirements. Cite at least three credible outside
sources for support with in text citations.