Write an essay (750-1,000 words) that describes possible pros and cons of the Patriot Act. Your essay should present the viewpoints held by those in support and in opposition of this legislation. Be sure to do the following in your essay:
- Explain whether the following statement is valid. “The Patriot Act has restricted the rights of individual Americans.” Provide sources to support your claims.
- Explain if security has increased since the enactment of the Patriot Act and if so, has that increased security been worth the cost? Provide examples to support your claims.
- Discuss the economic and constitutional costs impacted by this Act.