United States of America and Constitutional Guarantees

Ana Dhamo


In different cases United States had limitations of human rights and civil liberties in the name of internal security and the problem of the relationship between freedom and security. This fact is present in the history of the United States from origins of Federation and is one of the arguments discussed by politicians and researchers. In 1787, during a discussion regarding the ratification of the new Constitution, Alexander Hamilton tipped off that the restriction of freedoms would always implication war and fear and stated that in some situations, the new Constitution will be ignored. In this way, the United States will have, according to Hamilton's tendence to destroy their civil and political rights. So, in order to be sure would run the risk to be less free. This prediction was verified in some circumstances and now is again discussion topic after September 11 and the adoption of the Patriot Act.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2015.v6n3p242

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