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Should the CIA be granted the rights to work within America, to help fight terrorism at home?

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Started: 12/30/2013 Category: Society
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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AaronDIJ

Pro

I strongly believe that in an attempt to help curb domestic and foreign terrorism, the Central Intelligence Agency should be allowed to work within the nation and possibly in DIRE situations be allowed to use any of its "tactics" in helping eliminate any possible threats. (i.e: drones, torture, and etc).

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Round 2: Rebuttal
Round 3: Closing Statements
112201711982albatool

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What you are saying is that you don't believe the government should follow the Constitution because they are looking out for our safety. A torture victim will say anything for this inhumane action to stop. They will lie and tell you exactly what you want to hear. The Central Intelligence Agency ASSUMES that they have the right guy, and they ASSUME that guy, who may be innocent, has the right information to stop a terrorist attack. Tell me, though, what if he was an innocent person? A person who has to live with the effects of the torture you put upon him. How is he supposed to explain all this to his children that wondered why their father has been missing for so long? How is he supposed to live life the same way? Is he ever going to be able to let himself enjoy life the way he did before he was captured and tortured? Put yourself in his position. Also there is no proof out there that says torture methods work. Scientists say that if you put someone in pain or under loads of stress, their memories are no longer reliable due to the damage done to the brain."...the use of force is a poor technique, as it yields unreliable results, may damage subsequent collection efforts, and can induce the source to say whatever he thinks the interrogator wants to hear, "states the US Army Training Manual's section on interrogation.
What makes America a beautiful land full of justice is the fact that the government cannot invade your privacy unless there is evidence that connects you to a crime. No one should be able to take away a person's rights based on assumptions. The U.S. Constitution is there for a reason. The Constitution should be followed by everyone. No one is above the law. If we give the government the power over us, what makes you think they will not use it against its own people? I see Edward Snowden as a hero for letting the American people know that the NSA was illegally spying on its people. It is a violation of the fourth amendment which states, "The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized." I'm sorry, but I don't think the American people should give up their rights.
The drones really bother me, though. Because as much as the CIA claims that their targets are only militants, thousands of civilians die alongside the militants. The drone attacks have murdered innocent people. This is what terrorists do, not Americans. We Americans try to live in peace and fight for justice, but when our government is killing (yes, murdering) innocent Pakistanis, this leaves a bad image for the United States of America. This is why little children in Pakistan grow up despising the United States. Those kids know nothing about the U.S.A. except that their father, who was never involved in terrorist organizations, died by a drone attack that the American government issued.
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