Question: Which of your civil liberties would you trade for national security and why?


(from left to right)

“That’s a really tough question. Privacy — just not too much. I am pretty fond of the others, but I don’t see why I should have to sacrifice any.”
Drew Distefano
Third-year, College Ten
Molecular Cell and Development

“I would trade my privacy if the government could prevent a terrorist attack by tapping our phones. I would be all for that. Anything that saves innocent lives, I think is good — even if it taps into your civil liberties.”
Guy Herschman
Second-year, Stevenson

“I wouldn’t trade any of my civil liberties, because they are our rights for a reason. Why would you want to give them up?”
Diana Camaal
Second-year, College Eight

“I think it took us a pretty long time to get those civil liberties. It would be pretty pointless to take them away.”
Angel Lopez
First-year, Kresge

Compiled by Sarah Naugle & Morgan Grana