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Cost of Safety

Written by olsonaplc-31a

School: Sioux Central
Class: Olson:APLC
Grade: 11th

On September 11, 2001 the United States was never the same. It changed our lives, but it also changed our level of securities. Before major terrorist attacks posed on our country, airport security was very lenient on checking bags and people. Any major or minor event in our country will mostly favor in American citizen’s security. Although our country’s officials have to maintain our freedom, yet protect us too. Current events effect our security in major ways, because of the fact that many people cannot be trusted, thus making it hard to keep the balance of the fourth amendment and citizen’s safety from terrorists. The balancing of the security and freedom scale is a difficult one to balance. In order to have security and safety in our lives, security officials must enforce the new laws. This is where it causes problems. Our freedom rights must be kept too, so in reality this scale may never be balanced.


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Harlan Institute Feedback: Can you give specific examples of the balance being moved recently? What are the specific effects of the balance being moved too far in either direction?