Imagine your area is in a state of emergency and you are concerned about the balance of liberty and security as people try to return to their normal lives, recover what was lost, and rebuild what was destroyed. Compose an email you could send to elected officials to voice your concerns. Your email should include positions on two of the potential issues related to civil liberties found below.
Instructions: Replace the information (in parentheses) with your own thoughts and information from the lesson.
Hello ________ (name of one of your elected officials at the local, state, or national level) ____,
(Write paragraph one here. Paragraph one should address why rights are not absolute. Explain how the Constitution safeguards and limits individual rights.)
(Paragraph two should address one of the ten situations from the list. Be sure to include the following information in the paragraph:
(Paragraph three should address a different situation from the list. Address the bulleted items again for this second situation.)
(Short summary conclusion with points made in your email and appreciation expressed for the officials’ time.)
The government suspended the right of habeas corpus (the right to see a judge after arrest to determine if imprisonment is lawful).