Explain what is the proper balance between liberty and security? Does more liberty necessarily mean less security, and vice versa?

In the days and months following September 11th, many legislative decisions were made out of fear. They were justified then (and now) as the need to preserve national security and prevent any future attacks. Counterarguments suggest that the civil liberties, particularly those of Arab Americans and Muslims, are violated. On the one hand, if we are not doing anything illegal, what cause do we have for objection? On the other hand, these policies and proceduresare counter to the ideals and priniciples for which the United States stands.

In your opinion, what is the proper balance between liberty and security? Does more liberty necessarily mean less security, and vice versa? Be sure to include information from your readings and notes to contextualize your answer.

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