How Can the American Legal System, Which Is so Devoted to Protecting Individual Rights, Justify Itself Morally If It Jeopardizes, Through Its Own Rules, the Right of Law-Abiding Citizens to Personal Peace and Security

Topics: Law, Law of the United States, Common law Pages: 3 (549 words) Published: November 22, 2010
How can the American legal system, which is so devoted to protecting individual rights,

justify itself morally if it jeopardizes, through its own rules, the right of law-abiding citizens to personal

peace and security?

Although this is a very tough subject and every one in the United States will disagree with

this question but I will start out by asking it anyway “ Is there any case in which the American law

should put the law above the protection of its citizens?” I found that I will have to answer this question

with a hard NO! Because the American government has been sworn to the duty of protecting the

citizens of the United States.

To answer the question for this essay I am going to refer to the 9/11/01 attacks against the

United States as a whole. The United States is a free country for any one whom wants to pursue their

happiness and to own their own property or even go to school if they want. That is how this started we

the people of the United States allowed those people to come over here to pursue their goals in life so

they chose to go to flight school just so they would be able to use it against us (the United States).

The death toll of the attacks was 2,995, including the 19 hijackers. The overwhelming majority of

casualties were civilians, including nationals of over 70 countries. In addition, there is at least one

secondary death – one person was ruled by a medical examiner to have died from lung disease due to

exposure to dust from the World Trade Center's collapse. (1) Now this is nothing about the billions of

dollars in damage that was done to our nation. But this does go to show you that if the American

government and legal system denies the people of our far United States this is just some of what other

countries feel they would be able to do.

To deny the people of the United States their peace and...
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