Laws That Protect Citezens From Themselves Are Not Justified.

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Introduction: As Patrick Henry ounce said, "I know not what other course others may take, but as for me give me liberty or give me death."� So, when government makes laws that breech our individualism, our privacy, and our liberty, that's when they've gone too far.

Value: My value, which I am calling upon, is liberty. With liberty we can span on to freedom, individualism, and privacy.

Resolve: In today's round I will firmly negating the resolve which states laws that protect citizens' from themselves are justified. Criteria: The best criterion for this debate is liberated order, which is Accountability for consequences of liberties.

Definitions: All definitions taken from the Webster's online dictionary.

Liberty: Freedom Privacy: Being free from any unauthorized intrusion in ones life.

Individualism: The belief that the interests of the individual out to supercede the interests of the group or society.

Freedom: the relative absence of perceived external restraints on individual behavior.

Moving on to my first contention, which states: The government has gone too far in breaching the system. Taking control of our lives is wrong. The proceedings of an individual supercede the interests of the group. In the example of euthanasia, which in Greek means (good death), "Whose life is it any way"�. It is everyone's own life to live and die as they please. This is not legal because it is considered murder. On Mar. 7 1996, the 9th US circuit court ruled by an 8-3 majority that the law that criminilized physician assisted suicide violates the protection clause in the 14th amendment. Section 1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside. No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge...



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