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					World Affairs 9/7/11




          Legacy of 9-11
              Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address
• Four score and seven years ago our fathers
  brought forth on this continent a new nation,
  conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the
  proposition that all men are created equal.
  Now we are engaged in a great civil war,
  testing whether that nation, or any nation, so
  conceived and so dedicated, can long endure.
  We are met on a great battle-field of that war.
  We have come to dedicate a portion of that
  field, as a final resting place for those who
  here gave their lives that that nation might live.
  It is altogether fitting and proper that we
  should do this.
• But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate,
  we can not consecrate, we can not hallow this
  ground. The brave men, living and dead, who
  struggled here, have consecrated it, far above
  our poor power to add or detract. The world
  will little note, nor long remember what we say
  here, but it can never forget what they did
  here. It is for us the living, rather, to be
  dedicated here to the unfinished work which
  they who fought here have thus far so nobly
  advanced..
• It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the
  great task remaining before us—that from these
  honored dead we take increased devotion to
  that cause for which they gave the last full
  measure of devotion—that we here highly
  resolve that these dead shall not have died in
  vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a
  new birth of freedom—and that government of
  the people, by the people, for the people, shall
  not perish from the earth
  My question to you….


Was the Gettysburg Address fitting
    and appropriate for the 5th
 anniversary ceremony at ground
              zero?
    Are the ideas, ideals and values
expressed by President Lincoln alive and
      well in the post 9-11 world?
Changes
are
occurring
that many
citizens
are not
unaware
of.
New technology,
new laws,
a new “normal”.
What is a “suspicious activity report”?
         Consider the following scenario:

You are driving home from school and you stop at
  an intersection. Off to your left, you see three
  men pull into the parking lot of a convenience
store. All three are wearing dark jackets, though it
is a warm day. One of them is carrying an empty
  garbage bag. You see them pause outside the
  storefront, look around them quickly, and then
 enter the store hurriedly. The light in front of you
       changes and the cars begin to move.
                    Discuss:
• What do you think the men were doing?
• What additional information would confirm or
  refute your initial assumptions?
• What details in this scenario could reasonably
  be considered suspicious? Which ones could
  not? Explain.
• How do contextual details (time, place,
  behavior, etc.) help you to define what is
  suspicious?
 Law enforcement has always relied on
citizen tips about suspicious behavior to
  detect and prevent criminal acts, but
    since the 9/11 attacks, the federal
 government has set up a more formal
system for reporting and communicating
        about suspicious behavior.
• Consider the concept of "suspicious
  behavior." Describe what behavior you
  would consider to be suspicious enough to
  warrant the investigation of an individual in
  the following settings: an airport; a
  shopping mall; a public school; a military
  base.
 Does the proliferation of fusion centers
   across the United States represent
    increased safety and security for
Americans or an intrusion on civil liberties?
                 Explain.
• Consider the term "global war on terror."
  How does this conflict differ from prior
  wars in American history? How is it
  similar?

				
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