On September 11, a horrible tragedy stroked America. It was when two hijacked planes crashed into the World Trade Towers, which lead them to collapse into gravel and dust. Now that President Bush knows what happen, he is now waging war with Iraq. What will happen if decided on going to war? Will citizens still have rights/freedom or will they pt restrictions on them? If the war was to happen and they would put restrictions on our rights/freedom it would be wrong. I feel that they should not put restrictions on them because this is what citizens of America strived for, which is known as the Bill of Rights.
Even though civil liberties should not be restricted, it's happening right before my eyes. Just the other day 100 people from Albany, New York got arrested. They got arrested for protesting of a man's arrest for wearing a peace T-shirt while shopping in a Crossgates Mall. Sixty-one year ago Stephen Downs was arrested and charged with trespassing in the mall after he refused to take it off. Who were the people who arrested him? I mean were they notAmerica?? I thought this was the land of thefree,? and we got to wear what we wanted to wear. They shouldn't get put out public places because of what is on their shirt. By during this kind of act they are or breaking the 1st amendment, which states that Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances. Therefore you shouldn't get put for what you are wearing but for acts of badness.
Since September 11, we are losing our liberties. On November 26th, 2001 in USA Today, I found out that the Justice Department approved eavesdropping on conversations between defense lawyers and clients in the terrorism probe. This act violates the 4th amendment.