Discuss the benefits and consequences of living in a society with the right to free speech from the perspective of homeland security. 

Free Speech vs. Security

Prepare a two- to three-page persuasive paper (excluding the title and reference page) discussing the following:

  • Discuss the benefits and consequences of living in a society with the right to free speech from the perspective of homeland security.
  • State your position on the issue of curtailing free speech during wartime and support your opinion with sources from your readings and research.

The paper must be two to three pages in length and formatted according to APA style. You must use at least two scholarly resources other than the textbook to support your claims and subclaims. Cite your resources in text and on the reference page. For information regarding APA samples and tutorials, visit the Ashford Writing Center, within the Learning Resources tab on the left navigation toolbar.

Sources:

The McGraw-Hill Homeland Security Handbook:

  • Part 10: Introduction to Part X: Civil Liberties and Other Legal Issues
  • Chapter 47: Vigilance on Two Fronts: Civil Liberties & the Homeland Security Professional
  • Chapter 48: Government Data Mining
  • Murphy, L. W. (2005). Chapter 67 – Principled prudence: Civil liberties and the homeland security practitioner. In D. Kamien (Ed.), The McGraw-Hill homeland security handbook (pp. 1045-1062). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.

read the 1st Amendment of the United States Constitution:

  • Delegates of the Philadelphia Convention. (1787 September 17, Ratified 1788 June 21). The Constitution of the United States of America. Retrieved from http://www.usconstitution.net/const.html
    The Constitution is the supreme law of the United States and is the foundation and legal authority for all of the national strategies and goal, including those of Homeland Security and the DHS.