The people who say this don't realize that by not defending our rights it will only get harder to defend ourself as well as the people we love. Protecting gun rights is not something we prioritize over the safety , its something we prioritize because we want safety.Taking our 2nd amendment will only make the people vulnerable to government power. Like i said before the more power we take from our rights the more we give to our government. Overall who's gonna take better care of us the ourselves or the government.
With the recent mass shootings, Sandy Hook, Aurora, Colorado, and Virginia Tech, causing big support of these laws, many people fear that losing guns to the government will allow for criminals to do anything they want because civilians wont have a way to protect themselves. If guns are removed, the crime will increase, and there is more potential for foreign attacks to be held on U.S. soil. When America was founded in 1776 there were a few reasons behind the Revolution that freed America from Britain. The British wanted to remain in control of this small country because they began to see the potential of business starting there. As the Americans started to see this they realized they were going to have to fight their way to freedom.
Although, it seems more of a Big Brother case because how would it really benefit the citizens other than making them feel out of their comfort zone since they are being watched. McDonnell states, “‘We are using every technology advantage to improve safety in this city. Long Beach officers will now know even before they arrive what potential threats they face,’” (Winton 5). Furthermore, this seems like a benefit for the police, but not the people because if there were a shooting for example, the police will have the tape to catch the criminal. However they will not be there watching in order to prevent a death and a loss of a family member.
The first major step of try... ... middle of paper ... ...ould need a search warrant, but others feel like a search warrant should not be necessary. In both cases the objection to surveillance is greater than the desire to have it. GPS tracking and the program used by certain college are just some of the new technologies that have the ability to take away the privacy of people. If we do not take actions to protect our privacies then society could become living breathing Orwellian society. Works Cited Roberts, Selena.
In addition many now believe that it is important for citizens to re-instill or strengthen their faith in the government. Inkoo Kang writes in his article, “How Fox News, Terrorists, and Truthiness Ruined The X-Files for Me,” that “when the ‘9/12’ moment came, people needed to put faith in their government again, not question its motives.” Time is represented as critical and scarce in order to re-instill the viewers’ confidence in the U.S. government. The opening scene of the episode introduces viewers to the cruelty of torture, while justifying it through the representation of time. It is widely known that the use of torture is illegal, but in this show the United States is involved in brutal torturous acts unf... ... middle of paper ... ...ymbolizes. The creators of the show strategically include props that can give away information for the audience to interpret.
One can sympathize with the government’s prying methods as a way to avoid future consequences, but must consider the downfalls that are present with every success. The U.S. government has infringed their citizens’ right to privacy. Some are very quick to dismiss everybody’s civil liberties, which generations of Americans sacrificed to ensure in order to build a country that everybody envied. Calamities such as 9/11 does make it seem as though it makes sense to track for more terrorist plans, even though citizen’s rights will be violated. However, the deterioration of civil rights is should be avoided since many people fail to recognize the value of these rights until they are taken away.
For example, if the public were told about a planned attack that could not be prevented, chaos would ensue. People would panic and perhaps cause more damage. Our country needs unity and not chaos. The government is only trying to protect us by keeping secrets. In this time of war, the government has more of a reason to be secretive.
The deep problem is rooted in the fact that people are selfish and need themselves and their things protected and are willing to make sacrifices to make sure that happens. Marcus talks to his father about how the government is crushing the whole point of living for the idea of security, he says, “This sounds like you’re saying that national security is more important than the Constitution.” In a recent CNBC article, they were talking about the Apple vs FBI case. This case brought to question the line of freedom and security. A perfect example on this topic. Apple did not give the FBI the password software because it would cripple the password fabric of americans.
Racial profiling and unconstitutional searches has risen since war on drug started to become a serious issue but trust in the police has decreased (Franklin). Being able to trust the people who are supposed to protect and keep the community safe is extremely important. People shouldn’t have to worry that because of their race they will get stop or accused of something they may not have done. Body cameras can help restore people trust in the police departments by showing that. Some officers are falsely accused of abuse and some aren’t punished for abusing their power, but with body cameras it will be apparent
According to the American Civil Liberties Union, “citizens will be more self-conscious and less free-wheeling to go places because they are going to constantly be watched on camera” (American Civil Liberties Union). Some people feel a little uneasy that someone is monitoring their every move. The main concern is that surveillance cameras are not going to stop crimes, just deter people from wanting to go out in public. “Opponents of video surveillance in public places say the cameras limit people’s personal freedom and are an invasion of privacy” (Zissou). Many people believe that putting more security cameras in public places is not an invasion of privacy.