Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Civil Liberties

In times of war I think people should be willing to give up certain Civil Liberties but defiantly not all. This is because certain civil liberties such as freedom of speech or religion, is not going to affect the war that is going on. Whether or not people are talking freely or practicing the religion of their choice does not change the nation to be better or worse. Yet certain freedoms such as freedom of assembly without permission from the government should be limited. This is because if large groups of riots against the war formed then there would be a problem and it would provoke negative outlook on the war and the Americans.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Archduke Assainated!

Three days ago, after multiple attempts made by nineteen year old Gavriol Princip succeeded in the assassination of Archduke Francis Ferdinand. Princip eventually killed the Archduke with a second shot of a gun which killed the Archduke instantly. The first shot of the gun hit and killed the Archduke’s wife, Sofia. Previously in the day another assassination attempt was made. A bomb was thrown at the Archduke’s car but instead of causing the car to explode it bounced off and as a result injured two of the Archduke’s guards. Because he cared so much about his officers, the Archduke went to see how they were in the hospital and sadly never returned. It was later discovered that the assassin, Gavriol Princip was a member of The Black Hand, a Serbian terrorist group.
As a result of this tragedy many countries have had uprisings. Tension and hostility have been building in Europe because of this assassination and it is now very clear that this will be the start of something much bigger to come.