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Chey Arbogast

Over the last 30 years, the United States of America, along with the rest of the world,
have witnessed a rise in terrorism, leaving thousands of victims incapable to care for themselves
or even have their life stolen from them due to evil, despicable acts embarked by terrorist
groups. Frances Fragos Townsend, former Homeland Security Adviser to President George W.
Bush, spoke with the NY Times following the tragic terrorist bombing in Paris, France on
November 13, 2015,We must not continue to assume that ISIS is merely an away threat.

It clearly has international ambitions beyond its self-proclaimed caliphate. The issue of
rising terrorism, is why I am affirming the resolution, The NSA should indeed
heighten security protocols and continue to collect and review private data
on behalf of the safety of American citizens and our Allies. For clarification of
my statement, I would like to offer the following definitions
Collect and Review Private Data - this idea is defined in the book,
Communication Protocols and Risk Communication Principles (p. 39). Risk
communication experts suggest that warnings should include the following principles to
provide for early, open, and comprehensive information dissemination and for informed
decision making: (1) communication through multiple methods, (2) timely
notification, and (3) specific information about the nature, location, and
timing of the threat and guidance on actions to take.
NSA - from NSA mission, vision, and values page, National Security Agency
enables computer network operations in order to gain a decision advantage
for the Nation and our allies under all circumstances.
With the key terms and phrases in round clarified, I offer the following value criteria
In evaluating this debate, I would ask that you value your patriotism to this great
land. Patriotism provides credibility as a central value simply because it accounts for the
lives lost from terrorism. The criteria I would propose, to give a justification to this value
is justice. World leaders as diverse as Russian President-Vladimir Putin, British PMDavid Cameron, French PM-Manuel Valls, and President George W. Bush are and were
willing to end terrorism with this concept. As President George W. Bush said during his
9/11 speech, America and our friends and allies join with all those who want
peace and security in the world, and we stand together to win the war
against terrorism.
With my value criteria established, I would like to offer to observations before I
get to my contentions...
OBSERVATION ONE -- Intent

Every terrorist has one thing in common, which is, to destroy anything and
everything in their way. They have no intention, but violence and oppression in
mind. A terrorists intention will never change.

OBSERVATION TWO -- Safety

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Safety is the prime issue at hand. Leaders are simultaneously working to


keep their Nations safe from terrorist attacks, so this idea should be kept in
mind at all times.
CONTENTION ONE -- Human Rights
When it comes to collecting private data, citizens often worry about human
rights. Unfortunately, terrorists do not care about our rights because their
mission is to destroy our everyday lives. They are taught to murder and destroy
their enemies, which in this case, is everyone who does not support or agree with
their beliefs. The 14th Amendment, Section I states, All persons born or naturalized in
the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United
States and of the state wherein they reside. No state shall make or enforce any law which
shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any
state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor
deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws. Therefore,
this grants us the opportunity to possess certain liabilities within jurisdiction, but if you
read the fifth section of this amendment, it says, The Congress shall have power to
enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article, meaning that Congress
has the ability to protect citizens against being looked into, but appropriate legislation
gives the section a whole new meaning. Appropriate legislation With that being said, the
United States government should have the power to look into data relations involving
terrorism, even if that means using programs to detect odd behavior. As United States
citizens, we should be more concerned about our Nations safety than if the government
is collecting sequential data to be more aware and prepared if an attack were to happen.
Plus, are you even American if you are plotting to kill us all? Terrorism is treason, which
are both federal crimes.
CONTENTION TWO -- Families are losing loved ones
Between 2001 to 2009, there were 380 international terrorist attacks against the
United States. About 6,000 AMERICAN citizens have died and 17,000 Americans
wounded from the attacks, with the numbers expected to rise within the next few years.
These people are loved ones to families across the nation. How would you feel if you lost
a loved one in a terrorist attack? Would your prospective shift?
September 11, 2001 struck fear in the hearts of the American people. The
bombings of the WTC, Twin Towers, and Pentagon left citizens devastated. 2,977 lost
their lives that day. A child lost a mother. A wife lost her husband. A mother lost her
daughter. A father lost his son.
Article I, Section VIII grants the government the right to defend our Nation. The
governments first priority is national defense. Article IV, Section IV says the United
States is to provide common defense and protect against invasion. With that in mind,
the government should continue reviewing data if it essential future terrorist attacks.

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References
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https://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/amendmentxiv
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http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2010/06/a-constitutional-basis-for-defense
Baker, P., & Schmitt, E. (2015, November 14). Paris Terror Attacks May Prompt More
Aggressive
U.S. Strategy on ISIS. Retrieved November 23, 2015, from

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http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/15/world/europe/paris-terror-attacks-response-islamicstate.html?_r=0
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