Florida SouthWestern State College Bill of Rights & Civil Liberties Discussion
This week, we will discuss civil liberties, per the Bill of Rights – per the Bill of Rights – the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution. The following video discusses “civil rights” and “civil liberties”, the cornerstone of American Democracy:
Now, visit the website for the American Civil Liberties Union, and familiarize yourself with the organization and its work (Links to an external site.). Then, identify and discuss one of the cases, or issues, the organization is involved with (ANY issue or case that captures your interest is fine). For example, this article discusses the ACLU’s position, and concerns, relative to so-called “Vaccine Passports” (Links to an external site.), while the following video discusses the ACLU’s interest in the “E-Verify” system .
For this assignment, discuss your thoughts about the organization, and its position, on this issue or case. Feel free to discuss whether you support, or oppose, the ACLU’s work on this issue/case. Be sure to provide a clear, detailed rationale for your position, while also discussing how this issue/case pertains directly to civil rights and/or civil liberties (per the Bill of Rights).