1. While a traditional war would be declared and led against a specific entity, such as an enemy or a territory, the war on “terror”, in P. Williams’ view, was a war of the mind. The newness of that war was that no enemy was defined, which made it possible to wage a war against anybody who made America or Americans feel afraid. State of panic and fear that followed the events of September 2001 was such that fear, not facts, was a predominant subject of discourse and most Americans did not see war, torture, and human rights abuse as unusual or wrong.
  2. Surveilling suspects using roving wiretaps was aimed at technologically-savvy terrorists who could use multiple media channels to remain as invisible as possible and to make tracing them complicated. However, this practice could violate the First and the Fifth Amendments in the following way. Wiretapping assumes that a suspect will come into contact with other people and, through their communication, provide the necessary proof of their guilt. Since the information collected makes little sense out of context, innocent people’s privacy, freedom of expression and protection from self-incrimination will be at risk. If we think about it – it is a direct violation of the Bill of Rights: today an innocent person is talking to a stranger or an acquaintance, tomorrow – they are a suspect in an investigation through no fault of their own.
  3. “Sneak and Peek” warrants seem to directly violate the Fourth Amendment which grants people security in their homes and provides for protection from unreasonable searches and seizures. While “Sneak and Peek” warrants might be an indispensable tool for fighting terrorism, law enforcement officers will have an unconstitutional way of conducting investigations on minor crimes. 

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