U.S.A P.A.T.R.I.O.T Act Response

 After completing the reading, I believe that there is still a need for the U.S.A P.A.T.R.I.O.T Act to still exist but the need is not as great as it was after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. There was little debate about the need for such and act however, the rapid development and little amendment limit the need for the Act in its current form. 

With developments in communication  technology it is becoming more difficult to track down certain individuals. The threat of terror will always exist and in order to keep Americans safe it may become necessary to investigate  "law abiding" citizens. However, this should not occur without having to first go through a judge to do so. If a judge is not reviewing the orders for the search then they can be considered as unjust and/or unconstitutional. 

Nevertheless, instances will occur where the need to collect information can not wait for the approval of a judge and must be rushed. In these instances review by a judge is still necessary during the investigation. Take for example this scenario,
 the the intention of an investigation is to find information on terrorists and instead information is gathered about maybe on a drug cartel Is the purpose of the Act being fulfilled? No, it is being used for an unrelated issue.Yes, there is a goal being accomplished, but it is not what the Act was intended for.