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Friend of the Court

March 14th, 2013

I do not understand why the Federal Aviation Administration has to listen, and surveillance journalists, attorneys, labor unions, or other public-interest groups. I think that it is a little silly. Everyone deserves a little privacy. The government itself is secretive and does not even let the people of the country know what is going on half of the time. The surveillance under the FAA may help to observe things that could help and keep people safe from threats or other dangers, but they don’t need to go to a great extreme. I think that some surveillance is fine if there is proven to be an issue with the journalists, labor unions, international human rights organizations, and so forth. But, if they do not have any reason to look in on the groups or persons job, then why are they doing it.
The Federal Aviation Administration’s mission is to provide the safest, most efficient aerospace system in the world. The thing about there mission is that with there plan, people get hurt and lose many things or opportunities. For example, Journalist may not get to speak with someone who has the scoop on something they were trying to break because the FAA is, or could be listening in on the conversation. This might cause the client to not tell the news he/she has to the reporter because they do not want to be identified or tracked, but remain secretive. Another would be the international human rights organization. My first question would be why is the FAA trying to look in on an organization that is only trying to help others in need of freedom? The FAA should allow these types of groups to be able to help other countries with very little surveillance. They are trying to make this world better so why not let them.
Even tho a lot of people see the bad side of the Federal Aviation Administration, they do also protect us. They are trying to make our world and country better. The FAA is trying to make everyday life the safest it can be. They stopped the Dreamliner aircraft from taking flight because of mechanical difficulties. This itself could of resulted in a huge problem. The Federal Aviation Administration has just protected many from the dangers that they could of faced before them. Another good thing that the FAA does, is that it tries to find and track any potential sign of terrorism. These efforts do more than what we can see looking in from the out side of what they do everyday. I am really not sure what to think on the Federal Aviation Administration. I am appreciative that they are trying to keep my life, and the lives of many others around me safe. I also don’t like the fact that they do not trust other people and organizations who have the right to be trusted. They have shown that they are helping people, and if they don’t I personally think that the FAA will continue being sued by many groups such as Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and the Global Fund for Women