Journal #6: Orwell Anticipation Guide

For one of the statements below, write a response of 500 words or more in MLA format* as to why you have the belief you do.
*If you are having difficulty with MLA formatting, do your best: we’ll review MLA formatting in class.

  1. Those who would exchange freedom for security deserve neither.
  2. To assure our country’s freedom, the government should be able to spy on its citizens.
  3. Patriotism means supporting your government during times of war.
  4. Torture of a person who is a threat to our country’s freedom is acceptable as long the person does not die.
  5. People who are a serious threat to the government should be able to be held in prison without being charged.
  6. The government has a right to know what people are reading so they may determine who might be a threat.
  7. Society would be safer if we had security cameras in public places to catch potential criminals.
  8. For an idea to exist, we must have words to express it.
  9. Reporters should submit their work to government officials so they may determine if it’s a threat to the country.
  10. The only way to prepare for peace is to be prepared for war.