The Actions of the National Security Agency are Unconstitutional
The Actions of the NSA
The United States relies heavily upon the national government. As Americans, we rely on the national government to fix our problems, deal with foreign affairs, and keep the economy in balance. Except, our level of expectations can be extremely high and unrealistic. For example, we want to be safe from all forms of terrorism, including via the internet. The government has created many organizations to deal with terrorism. At first, these organizations had good intentions to help protect the American people from terrorism, but as time went on, these organizations just created more problems, violated the American constitution, and were completely useless. The National Security Agency (NSA) is a current example of such organizations. Through time, the actions of the NSA continues to violate the constitution.
In 1952, President Harry Truman established the NSA which was responsible for “collecting, processing, and disseminating intelligence information from foreign electronic signals for national foreign intelligence and counterintelligence purposes and to support military operations.”7 In the beginning, the NSA had pure intentions to help the internet defense, but turned into a useless organization that created more legal problems. After 20 years, the intentions of the NSA were starting to be questioned. In 1975, the entire Senate and other agencies were led by Senator Frank Church in investigating the NSA and other spy agencies.7 They found that these organizations were involved in domestic spying, specifically focusing on anti-war protesters, political opponents, and activists.7 It would be alright if there was legitimate proof as the motive for the investigations into these particular groups, but there was not any. The NSA was a good idea theoretically but in practice, there is always a chance that there could be corruption and...