Freedom or Security

Topics: Civil liberties, Human rights, USA PATRIOT Act Pages: 2 (637 words) Published: February 4, 2013
Benjamin Franklin wasn’t lying when he said “He who sacrifices freedom for security is neither free, nor secure. If you really think about it, this quote makes you think “are we really safe in this country?” All the attacks we have witness or suffered, have we reached the point where we should sacrifice our FREEDOM? With the patriot act, torturing, drones flying around, and just having our civil liberties taken away it seems like our freedom is already gone just so we can have “security.” You shouldn’t have to sacrifice your freedom for anything! In the article “Is there a drone in your backyard?” by Judge Andrew P. Napolitano, it was saying that there are drones or there will be drones flying around and snapping picture of things that might be “interesting.” If the drone finds something that catches it’s eye like a fertilizer for roses it might think it’s a fuel for a bomb. I could see where that drone is coming from, but at that same time you are invading somebody’s privacy, which that is also a part of somebody’s freedom. I wouldn’t want anything flying in my backyard and think I’m doing anything something that I’m not supposed to be doing. I have the right to my own privacy! In that same article is saying that there are drones that can kill people. It’s bad enough that you have drones flying around in peoples’ backyard snapping pictures and now they have drones killing people. I feel like the drones would be a good way to catch a terrorist, but at that same time I don’t think so because you might catch the wrong person; No one will be safe if that would happen. Torturing is definitely taking away someone's freedom. When I watched “Unconstitutional: The War on Our Civil Liberties,” the government were taking Arabs (or detainees) and taking them to a camp to torture them. Most of those detainees were innocent; they were taking innocent people JUST BECAUSE they looked like a terrorist. People were taken away from their families, they couldn’t call anyone, they...
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