posted on Mar, 16 2013 @ 09:57 PM
Hello, I am starting a project I hope to complete this weekend and need some help. Google has proved a very difficult way to look for the information
I am seeking.
What I need: I am looking for legislative acts that have used fear as a premise in order to pass successfully. So far I have
The Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798
The Habeas Corpus Suspension Act of 1863
Executive Order 9066 of 1942
The Patriot Act of 2001
Nation Defense Authorization Act of 2011
The Renewal of the Patriot Act on May 26, 2011
And of course the upcoming Gun Control Act of 2013.
Please any suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Remember I am looking for Acts that passed or will pass on the premise of FEAR (Something that
hasn't happened but is proposed to happen)
I hope I am being clear enough in my description. In case I am not, Just think about Patriot Act and how that legislation passed - because of the FEAR
of future terrorist attacks.
Similarly The Gun control Act will be passed with heavy citations on Sandy Hook (an event where the details of the investigation are still not clear)
FEAR of another mass shooting will drive this legislation to pass.
Thank you all in advance!!!!