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Old 03-11-2017, 21:06   #1
UF Gators
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Balancing act between personal liberties and governmental protection

Democracy, as envisioned by the Athenians, has evolved into our modern world to fit the trials of today. However, the core of terrorism affects the delicate balance of freedom and governmental authority. Sixteen short years ago having to take off ones shoes to board an airplane would have been perplexing, to say the least. In congruence, "big surveillance" has broadened its spectrum of power by taxing people of certain personal liberties. This balancing act resembles the sacrifice one must make, in Jocke Locke's Second Treatise, to leave the "State of Nature" and enter into civil society. Do y'all think the balancing act between sacrificing personal liberties for protection is worth it? If so, what measures do y'all think need to be improved upon, or scaled back to ensure the protection of the people?

Thank you for your time

Prudent men often say, neither casually or groundlessly, that anyone wishing to see what is to come should examine what has been, for all the affairs of the world in every age have had their counterparts in ancient times.
Machiavelli's Discourses pg. 413
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