Carefully consider which rights you are willing to forgo to work against possible future terrorist actions. You may consider any of the measures taken by companies or agencies within our country after 9/11 and evaluate whether such measures are ethical in light of ethical theories.



Hint: You may consider any of the measures taken by companies or agencies within our country after 9/11 (such as the Patriot Act, or the treatment of suspected terrorists at Guantanamo Bay) and evaluate whether such measures are ethical in light of the moral theories we have studied. Be very specific about which rights are non-negotiable (perhaps within the Bill of Rights) and which ones are not. Examples: the right to be considered innocent until proven guilty, the right to bear arms, the right to privacy, the right to free speech, or the right against unreasonable search & seizure. Here’s the Bill of Rights; of course, you have other legal (and perhaps moral) rights as well: http://topics.law.cornell.edu/constitution/billofrights You can also Google the Patriot Act (or other measures taken), although of course you are going to get rather different descriptions and commentaries, depending on whose website you select