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The Cost of Safety

Written by ap-government-fall-2011-1b3

School: Central York High School
Class: AP Government Fall 2011
Grade: 12th

Current Events should affect the balance of safety measures. While granted you can’t lower your guard anymore in this world, you should still be able to find a way to weed out all the ridiculous, yet useful safety measures in such a way that you would still be just as safe, but be able to take some of the stress out of doing something. For example, if a prison has been getting a large flow of small time and petty criminals, they should ease their restrictions on searching and checking inmates as they come in. Also, for example, if the terror threat is low in an airport, don’t subject the passengers to as many screenings and security checks. September 11th changed the world when it came to public safety, but as time went on and we began catching terrorists and began ‘winning’ our battle against terror, Americans began to ease off a little and stop watching their backs so much. Overall, events in history will constantly shape how we keep ourselves secure; the question we must ponder however is: How much is too much…


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Harlan Institute Feedback: Well done.