The Instigator
Bethany-Francis
Pro (for)
Losing
0 Points
The Contender
TheHappyReaper
Con (against)
Winning
1 Points

Protection of civil liberties is more important than the protection against international terroism

Do you like this debate?NoYes+0
Add this debate to Google Add this debate to Delicious Add this debate to FaceBook Add this debate to Digg  
Post Voting Period
The voting period for this debate has ended.
after 1 vote the winner is...
TheHappyReaper
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 6/23/2015 Category: Politics
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 416 times Debate No: 76836
Debate Rounds (3)
Comments (0)
Votes (1)

 

Bethany-Francis

Pro

They are just trying to do their job by keeping us safe According to Thomas Hobbes the unwritten social contract was based on the exchange of individual liberty for group safety and social order. People still have the ability to enjoy the basic freedoms of life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness, but the government still has to do its job as protecting its citizens.
TheHappyReaper

Con

The Constitution states that the government should "secure the blessings of liberty". If the government is standing over us, watching us from every angle, recording us every moment of our lives, how is it going about this? In order for people to exercise their civil freedoms, they first must have the freedom to live their lives. For example, shortly after the 9/11 attack, the government passed the Patriot Act. This was a massive boost to governmental control. However, the Patriot Act was revised, as it was too oppressive. In order for society to function, the citizens of a country must be able to trust their leaders. "But how can you trust someone, who doesn't trust you?" - Dan Bull
Debate Round No. 1
Bethany-Francis

Pro

Bethany-Francis forfeited this round.
TheHappyReaper

Con

You disappoint me.
Debate Round No. 2
Bethany-Francis

Pro

Bethany-Francis forfeited this round.
TheHappyReaper

Con

No comment.
Debate Round No. 3
No comments have been posted on this debate.
1 votes has been placed for this debate.
Vote Placed by Death23 2 years ago
Death23
Bethany-FrancisTheHappyReaperTied
Agreed with before the debate:--Vote Checkmark0 points
Agreed with after the debate:--Vote Checkmark0 points
Who had better conduct:-Vote Checkmark-1 point
Had better spelling and grammar:--Vote Checkmark1 point
Made more convincing arguments:--Vote Checkmark3 points
Used the most reliable sources:--Vote Checkmark2 points
Total points awarded:01 
Reasons for voting decision: ff