Free, thought-provoking, expert-facilitated discussions on important issues facing our communities produced in partnership with Arizona Humanities and the Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records.
War, Liberty & Law: The U.S. Constitution and Crisis
January 22, 2017 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Dr. T. J. Davis, Arizona State University, School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies
There is a fundamental tension between national security and individual liberty. The Bill of Rights guarantees certain liberties, free speech and press, peaceable assembly, the right to bear arms and be free from unlawful searches and seizures, among them. But during times of war, and even times of peace, the government's war-making power may trample on individual rights in order to protect the nation. How do we strike a balance between liberty and security? Does the end justify the means, or can the government's tactics violate privacy and freedom? Join us for a FRANK Talk about national security and liberty.
What are FRANK Talks?
FRANK Talks are face-to-face conversations on ideas that matter. Attendees discuss issues of local and national importance in local libraries at a single-session 75-minute program, led by a humanities scholar/expert on the topic. FRANK Talks engage participants with important issues and provide the opportunity to put them in context, weigh facts, and consider different points of view. The goal of FRANK Talks is to inspire people to practice the skills of citizenship – to listen respectfully and engage thoughtfully with one another on important issues that affect our communities. Topics can include: education, immigration, religion, civil rights, veterans and more.
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