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    We have already done this to an extent, but in light of the recent terror attacks do you think that we need a firm conclusion on what direction we are taking and how the scales should be balanced between human rights vs. security?

    What do you think? Are you willing to give a bit more to the security side to the detriment of human rights. Do you think we should keep the balance as it is? Or in fact remove some security to promote human rights?
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    Be specific, what kind of rights would we be losing and how would we go about having more security?
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    (Original post by SHallowvale)
    Be specific, what kind of rights would we be losing and how would we go about having more security?
    The question is meant to be open-ended. Some people will be happy with a bit more snooping and public checks, whereas others will want full-on torture, capital punishment or detaining without charge. Others will want to reduce our current security practices in favour of human rights.
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    Deportation of all refugees in Europe, greater security checks between borders, imprison any migrant/refugee who has committed a crime while here.

    Also in favour of the death penalty.
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    Franklin had it right - "Those who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety."
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    (Original post by TheThiefOfBagdad)
    Franklin had it right - "Those who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety."
    What good is liberty if you're not alive to enjoy it?
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    the problem isn't human rights vs security - it's about which rights and whose rights (e.g. criminals' vs other citizens'), and whether or not the means to provide security are transparent/accountable, and in so many cases, they're not either of those
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    (Original post by Lady Comstock)
    What good is liberty if you're not alive to enjoy it?
    What good is life if you're not free to do as you please?

    But to respond properly, I am perfectly happy with the number of deaths caused by terrorism in Europe this century; to be rid of the threat entirely would mean security measures of such Draconian levels that it hardly bears thinking about. A few hundred deaths out of 750 million is, to be perfectly honest, an acceptable price.

    The point is that the security measures negatively impact 100% of the population while saving only a handful. Seems like a crap deal to me.
 
 
 
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