Everyone both in Canada and United States wants liberty to some degree. People want to be able to do what they like to do. Technology has given a whole need outlook on this aspect. Computers are in everything. The computer age has put a whole new perspective on liberty and even security. Should a country have constitutional Authority to go against their own citizens and kill them?
I remember working at Future Shop, there one day a customer came into the store. He needed help with his computer. We ended up talking about his new drone he had just purchased. I remember talking about all the red tape to be able to get it and legally flight it. That was a few years ago but I do not think that much has changed.
What about governments using them to seek out criminals in your own country. Does this concept make you feel any safer? Does governments have the right to do this? How does your freedom and rights fit into this scenario? Every citizen of the country should ask theses questions?
Thanks to the news people have been aware that their governments might be doing just that. United States citizens have great awareness of this fact. However, not much has been mentioned elsewhere.
Gerald Chipeur stated In the article “No Constitutional Authority” the following. “American citizens are entitled to their constitutional rights anywhere and at all times”. This means there are constitutional rights for all United States citizens. This protection comes under the constitution of the United States.
The article brings out the thought “can the President order the killing of American citizens”. The answer stated in this article is “No”. The only time would be during war according to the article.
Religion Freedom Factors
The freedom of religion also factors into this constitutional authority article. The thought brought out in the article is the following. If the beliefs of an individual in any way is believed to be a threat. That is by the president. Then the views of that individual needs to go before the courts. As a result the individual will go through the due process of the court and not straight to a summary execution.
Gerald Chipeur does make very thought provoking statements in this article about the constitutional rights of a country’s citizens. It is hoped that other democratic countries view constitutional rights the same. Thus, there is religious freedom for their citizens.
A quotation from Benjamin Franklin at the end of the article. Benjamin Franklin said the following. “Those who give up their liberty for more security neither deserve liberty nor security.” Finally, Ask yourself the question. Is this statement still true today?