Protecting America and Homeland Security Persuasive Essay by Suzannah

Protecting America and Homeland Security
This essay considers issues surrounding the protection of the United States and that of homeland security.
# 98252 | 873 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2007 | FR

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In this article, the writer explains that the question of how much freedom American citizens are prepared to concede in order to enable personal and national safety, sits at the heart of the current debate concerning the protection of America and homeland security. The writer notes that consequently, a vast range of new measures, which seek to encompass a variety of ways to prevent terrorist attacks, have been recently established. The writer points out that these new measures are presently being evaluated by concerned observers and policy makers on both their effectiveness in preventing terrorist attacks and the influence that such policies have on the well-being of the American public. This essay considers the issues that surround the protection of the United States, and that of homeland security, through reviewing the different ethical concerns and types of political factors involved.

Freedom v. Security

From the Paper:

"The need for effective homeland security measures has meant the government attempting to strike the status quo between enabling greater safety, while also allowing for civil liberty. America, a country that is renowned for its respect of individual freedom and human rights, is now facing the difficulties that have been raised by the introduction of increased measures that influence the majority of America's citizens. While it is a fact that no person can truly be free unless there is a reasonable degree of safety, it can also be said that no person can be truly free unless they are secure from unwarranted prying into their personal lives."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Benjamin Friedman - author. Homeland Security. Magazine Title: Foreign Policy. Issue: 149. Publication Date: July-August 2005. Page Number: 22+. COPYRIGHT 2005 Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; COPYRIGHT 2005 Gale Group
  • John C. Baker - author, David R. Frelinger - author, Alexander C. Hou - author, Beth E. Lachman - author, David Orletsky - author, Kevin M. O'connell - author, Michael S. Tseng - author, Charles Yost - author. Mapping the Risks: Assessing Homeland Security Implications of Publicly Available Geospatial Information. Publisher: Rand. Place of Publication: Santa Monica, CA. Publication Year: 2004.
  • Lynn E. Davis - author, Timothy Liston - author, John V. Parachini - author. Homeland Security: A Compendium of Public and Private Organizations' Policy Recommendations. Publisher: Rand. Place of Publication: Santa Monica, CA. Publication Year: 2003.
  • Stephane Lefebre - author. Article Title: A War of a Different Kind: Military Force and America's Search for Homeland Security. Journal Title: Air Power History. Volume: 53. Issue: 1. Publication Year: 2006. Page Number: 46. COPYRIGHT 2006 Air Force Historical Foundation; COPYRIGHT 2006 Gale Group

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