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Sacrifices of Security - 7.15.03
About the Series
Flashpoints USA with Bryant Gumbel and Gwen Ifill is an innovative public affairs series from PBS that brings together both compelling examinations of critical issues and a dynamic pairing of two of the most respected names in journalism.

Television Poll What do Americans think about issues of security in the post-9/11 world? View the results of the Flashpoints USA nationwide survey.

This moderated forum was active from July 15 - September 1, 2003. You can follow the discussion by reading the posted responses.

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"To reduce the threat of terrorist attacks in this country, law enforcement officials should be able to stop and question people because they are a member of a specific racial or ethnic group."

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Airport Security
"The security procedures instituted at U.S. airports such as the federal "No Fly List" are not overly intrusive and make me feel safer traveling today then I did right after the events of September 11."

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USA Patriot Act
"The government should be able to use every legal means available to protect national security during the war on terrorism, even if the average citizen has to give up some of the rights and freedoms they enjoy."

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