Position Paper Outline<br />Introduction:<br /><ul><li>What would it take for you to be willing to give up your rights?
How far would we go to protect the democratic society we value so much
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  1. 1. Position Paper Outline<br />Introduction:<br /><ul><li>What would it take for you to be willing to give up your rights?
  2. 2. How far would we go to protect the democratic society we value so much
  3. 3. Could lose principles of liberalism that democracy is based on if we don’t temporarily reject rights and freedoms
  4. 4. Must benefit all of the citizens within the democracy, if these all of these conditions are met then liberalism democracy will be preserved and rights and freedoms will be reinstated
  5. 5. Suppression on rights must be temporary and thought out extremely carefully by the government.
  6. 6. Should only be done in times of high crisis that could affect everyone (war, terrorism, nuclear war)
  7. 7. Source describes that the things that give us freedoms sometimes should be sacrificed in order to preserve the future condition of our economy or prevent a disaster from occurring.
  8. 8. Temporary rejecting liberalism is necessary in order to preserve liberalism</li></ul>First paragraph (counterargument):<br /><ul><li>Temporary
  9. 9. Hitler’s Enabling Act (page 187)
  10. 10. Opposed any other party from coming into power which lead to Germany becoming a one-party state
  11. 11. Also allowed Hitler to pass legislation without approval of the Reichstag (a group who represents the citizens of Germany)
  12. 12. Restricted personal freedom, freedom of opinion, freedom of the press, and freedom of organization and assembly
  13. 13. Eliminate the need for search warrants
  14. 14. People’s loss of power lead to Hitler’s dictatorship
  15. 15. Was only supposed to be a four-year period (temporary fix)
  16. 16. Since there was no power to go against Hitler, he was able to implement this act past its four year period
  17. 17. Not only violates the temporary clause but also demoralizes the rights and freedoms of all German citizens
  18. 18. An example of the appropriate use that was provisioned is demonstrated by the Canadian War Measure’s Act, which has only been put into play three times in the government’s history. Each of these times that this Act was put into play, it was temporary and was the rights and </li></ul>Second paragraph (supporting argument): War Measures Act (page 401)<br /><ul><li>Enabled Canada to suppress the rights and freedoms of individuals in order to protect them from potential danger in times of crisis.
  19. 19. During WWII the Canadian government made a negligent decision and applied this Act in order to breach the rights of specific Canadian citizens and immigrants- particularly the Japanese.
  20. 20. The Canadian government went as far as taking control over their possessions and property, as well as imprisoning any person with Asian appearances, such as the Chinese and Koreans. The government announced that they were suppressing their rights because they could potentially be a threat to their national security.
  21. 21. Canada unnecessarily blamed and imprisoned innocent people.
  22. 22. However, after the attacks of September 11, 2001, the Canadian government developed a well thought of plan to increase airport security by temporarily decreasing the rights of people while in the airport to provide a more secure democratic economy where people could continue to have their rights and freedoms.
  23. 23. War Measures Act was too general and the Canadian government began to realize this. They now developed a new act, called the Emergencies Act, which provides specific rules to the areas that are in danger. They didn’t feel that suppressing the whole nations rights and freedoms would be necessary if the threat was in one area of the country. </li></ul>Third Paragraph: Emergencies Act<br /><ul><li>This Act only is to protect the citizens when a situation occurs that could result in a danger to life or poverty, social disruption or an economic crisis that could be considered a national emergency.
  24. 24. 1960’s the world, including Canada, underwent dramatic political, social, and cultural changes.
  25. 25. This prompted more individualist ideologies
  26. 26. Quebecois wanted their language and culture to have more equal opportunities
  27. 27. The FLQ was a group from Quebec who resorted to violence and terrorism in order to find the independence they felt Quebec deserved
  28. 28. For this, Canadian government suspended civil liberties and imprisoned anyone who was suspected to be involved with these groups.
  29. 29. Controversial, many people though government acted on limited information
  30. 30. Trudaeu stated that even though people are unhappy with the response of the Canadian government, in order to maintain law and order, the society must take every means they can in order to defend itself against an emergency from a parallel power. (pg 400)
  31. 31. Soon after Charter of Rights and Freedoms came into play the government introduced the Emergencies Act, which included more safe guards to protect rights of citizens
  32. 32. Under this act, government must specify to which part(s) of the country this act applies to.</li></ul>Conclusion:<br /><ul><li>Rejection of liberalism is justified, only temporarily and only when that nation is in a time of a crisis.
  33. 33. Only in order to sustain a stable democracy, in this case people should be willing for the government to temporarily suppress their rights
  34. 34. The government should carefully consider which situations they should apply this act towards. If the situation is a high enough risk that they feel the need to enable this act in order to protect the citizens
  35. 35. The only reason for rejecting liberalism is to sustain liberalism in the future or when the high-risked situation is deemed safe, preserving democracy should be the essential focus of this oppression.
  36. 36. The government must do this temporarily...

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