Domestic Surveillance: Should the United States substantially curtail its domestic surveillance? (National Debate Topic)
The legal basis for collecting data on phone and Internet activity is thin, and the benefits of bulk data collection do not outweigh its threat to privacy, liberty, and democracy.
Wanton violations of privacy are simply not occurring under this carefully regulated program, and imposing further restrictions on domestic surveillance is a mistake that could cost lives.
Let your students review the facts and decide for themselves: Should the United States substantially curtail its domestic surveillance? Be sure to check out Issues & Controversies’ complete and unbiased coverage of this issue.
Start the discussion with two thought-provoking debate videos: Better More Domestic Surveillance Than Another 9/11: A Debate and Spy on Me, I’d Rather Be Safe: A Debate. These Oxford-style debates by top scholars and experts feature clear “For the Motion” and “Against the Motion” sections that will inspire critical thinking and class discussion.
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