the balance of civil liberties and domestic security
In the Introduction to Part 10 and Chapter 47 of the primary text, Taipale lays out one of the greatest debates that stem from the War on Terrorism and the passage of the legislation following the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001. After reading these articles, explain if you agree with Lt Gen Hughes’ statement:
We have to abridge individual rights, change the societal conditions, and act in ways that heretofore were not in accordance with our values, and traditions, like giving a police officer or security official the right to search you without a judicial finding of probable cause. Things are changing, and this change is happening because things can be brought to us that we cannot afford to absorb. We can’t deal with them, so we’re going to reach out and do something ahead of time to preclude them. Is that going to change your lives? It already has. (Kamien, 2012, p. 1119)
Do you agree with General Hughes’ statement? What are the core issues? Why is this question so important to Americans?
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