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Security vs. Liberty found 24 stories, showing stories 6-10

National security and individual rights are both really important. In times of war, it is hard to find a balance between the two. Often, the two must compromise for the safety of the nation. If people were free to publish U.S. military stratagies to the public, enemies might get hold of it, endangering us. During war, a few rights must be taken away to ensure our nation survives. Although it isn't right, there cannot be found an alternative yet. Would you rather sacrifice a few rights or have your country destroyed? Think of the sacrifices people have made to make this country what it is today. Compared to the bloody deaths or other horrors they may have endured to create this nation, you should ask yourself if temporary removal of a few rights is that bad. In the case of the Japanese encampment, the government was definately wrong, and they learned from it.

John Davidson
From our Founding Fathers view, security must consider individual liberty. The security of the nation arises from the Second Amendment and the consent of the people to rise together to become the agents of National security. We should not need to take away individual rights to get security, but use the individual the bear arms in protection of the nation.

We cannot buy liberty-that is what makes America different from any other country. Our rights are what separates us from all other evil forms of government. To give it all up basically means to give yourself away. I know we are not giving up all our rights, but we are slowly giving away what rightfully belongs to us. How would you like to give your clothes away? Or your car? My rights belong to me, and I am going to protect them just as I would any other item I own. Who is to say how far this will go? Who is to say we won't be taken advantage of? Security or not, I'd rather die than have my rights stripped away from me. I'm sick of people who are prejudiced against other races. We need to wake up and realize who we are-what right do we have to judge other people? I'm sorry what happened on September 11th, but we need to move on and become stronger and realize that our rights is the most important thing that we will ever own. Why should we give it up?

Dee Davuuchee
I think that security is more important than indiviual rites because i value my life.

I believe no nation can function properly without a balance of security and rights. I think for a long time America was doing good, with a nice balance, but of late, our liberties have been slowly taken away. We are becoming the tyrranical country our forefathers so desperately fought to break away from. However, I do not believe that anarchy is the answer. I believe that security is important. For instance, It was hard for me to believe recently how they do not believe it is right to look more closely at muslims coming through airports then white people. They say it is racial discrimination. I say no, most of the people that have flew planes into buildings recently have been of Arab descent. If I was a man of Middle Eastern descent, I would see the reasoning in this also; just as long as I catch my plane.

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