ENG 122 English Compositions 2
Instructor: Sarah McDonald
January 16, 2012
Individual Privacy vs. National Security
Individual privacy is basically the exposure of a person’s limitations to the open public. There are different perspectives in different scenarios on a person’s individual privacy. Every human has a right to their own privacy. Some people scream more than others on how much privacy they actually have. In a perfect world, privacy for every human would be fulfilled to their likings. The problem is we don’t live in a perfect world, only one that is full of hate, crime and violence. It is the nation’s job to keep our country safe and reduce the number of mishaps. This is where the line of conflict comes into play. Citizens who say our country is too hard with national security are only viewing our country and its safety through the positive sides and upcomings. This also depends on where a person lives, what is the crime rate in their area, and their personal or close by experiences. A person from a upper class neighborhood may feel that national security is good and that they have all the privacy they need. The reason why is because they don’t witness much crime and wrong doings. A person who lives in a lower class area may feel that our security is not good enough. The reason being is that they don’t feel safe even in their own homes. The opinion also weighs on the lifestyle and character of a person. Compare a doctor to a drug dealer. The doctor will most likely be all for tighter security. The drug dealer will say our security is too tight, because he wants more freedom to keep doing his illegal doings. The main question would be which one is more important. Individual privacy is important because everyone wants their own space. Somewhere they feel is the safest place on Earth, where no one will ever harm them at. For example, a person should be able to go home...