The purpose of this paper is to analyze compare and contrast various pieces of major legislation that relate to the

The purpose of this paper is to analyze, compare and contrast various pieces of major legislation that relate to the global war on terror (i.e. the U.S.A. Patriot Act (USAPA), the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), etc.). Students will also discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each piece of legislation discussed. Finally, students will select a major piece of legislation and take a stance either in support or opposition of that legislation. Students will provide a cogent and academic argument to support their stance based upon sound, scholarly research.
All papers must be completed through the lens of a Biblical Worldview where students will incorporate appropriate biblical passages and/or resources. The paper must be completed in APA formatting and consist of 20-25 pages (excluding all title, abstract and reference pages). In addition to the course text, all papers must utilize at least 15 outside scholarly sources to support evaluation an analysis.
At a minimum, the following sections are required:
Provide a brief introduction about
the key elements in the paper.
and Problem Statement
Preliminary research must be
conducted using practitioners, government sources, articles, etc., to
identify and discuss the major pieces of legislation such as those listed
above (The USA Patriot Act, The NDAA, etc.).
The thesis statement will discuss
and describe the concepts cited and the significance of each as they
relate to one another. The thesis statement must be clear and concise
(approximately 250 words).
The literature review is a critical
component of a proposal. This section highlights what has been achieved
related to your topic. Answer the following questions:
What is the USA Patriot Act?
What is the NDAA?
What other pieces of legislation
play a key role in prosecuting the global war on terror?
What role does the FISA court and
process play?
What role has the NSA played within
this process?
What technologies have been
employed to futher this legislation?
What role does indefinite detention
What is unlawful enemy combatant?
What aspects of the legislation is
viewed as Constitutional?
What aspects of the legislation are
brought into question with regards to the U.S. Constitution?
How has the legislation impacted
American civil liberties?
What are the supporting arguments
for the legislation?
What are the opposing arguments
against the legislation?
How should the legislation be
changed or amended?
What are the central themes and
arguments in current literature?
What is missing from current literature?
Scholarly articles are required.
Although some information from government sources may be used sparingly,
approximately 80
% of the review should incorporate recent scholarly
articles (published within the last 10 years).
Do not state your opinion in this
section. All information provided must be properly cited and must be from
quality academic sources. To achieve this, use direct quotations,
paraphrases, and synthesized information from multiple sources. For
example, this statement synthesizes the opinions of 4 scholars:
“Researchers have argued that disaster planning is critical to minimizing
the negative effects for emergency responders (Brown, 2010; Caldwell,
2009; Moore, 2011; Stanley, 2008).”
Summarize your findings. What are
the key points in the literature with regards to the selected piece of
legislation and how it impacts both the U.S. efforts in the global war on
Since passage, how has the
legislation impacted the average American citizen’s civil liberties?
What steps should be taken to
further improve the legislation?
What steps might be taken to reduce
any potential encroachment on American civil liberties?
What type of response is needed
moving forward? What or who should
be engaged (e.g., the political community, military, federal law
enforcement, local law enforcement citizens, etc.)?