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Defending Our Homeland
By Phyllis Naegeli
  

1     Most adults will always remember the events of September 11, 2001. America came together in sorrow, shock, and support of one another. We turned to our government for answers. How could this happen? Will it happen again? What do we do now?
 
2     The first step the federal government took was to pass the Patriot Act. This gives the Attorney General additional powers when national security is threatened. Now the government can secretly and indefinitely detain non-citizens without right to counsel. Also, wiretaps can be obtained against a person rather than a specific phone number. This act also gives the government access to an individual's internet service provider records including web surfing records. Law enforcement officials can get and use a search warrant without notifying the occupant of the property.
 
3     Soon after, the president proposed creating a new cabinet level department - Homeland Security. On March 1, 2003, a massive reorganization of our government occurred, setting this plan into action. The Department of Homeland Security is responsible for protecting us from future terrorist attacks. The United States has a population of more than 300 billion people. We have land area of 3,500,000 square miles. Our borders with other countries stretch more than 7,500 miles. Additionally, over 95,000 miles of marine borders surround us. A coordinated effort across America is needed to keep us safe.

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