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What are the safeguards put in place to protect the individual from the tyranny of the State?

I can only think of these: A person may not be arrested without a warrant, unless he is caught breaking the law. A person may not be prosecuted twice for the same offence or made to be a witness against him/herself. What else? Thanks

Asked By: andorinha2000 - 6/4/2008
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I'm sorry, I was thinking your question asked, "In what way are individual freedoms being eroded... More
Answered By: Sionarra - 6/7/2008
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the bill of rights
Answered By: Alex - 6/4/2008
 
The Second Amendment....
Answered By: lordkelvin - 6/4/2008
 
Safeguards are being eroded by New Labour ever since they came to power in the UK.
Answered By: harryhotun - 6/4/2008
 
the right to remain silent, to have a lawyer represent you in the court of law...which the current administration doesnt support when they allow "rendition" of suspected terrorists, flew them to Gitmo or other secret camps around the world, and torture them until they confess to any crimes they were accused with once... More
Answered By: wannagodaty - 6/4/2008
 
The rights of the individual in Britain are being eroded at really frightening speed.
Answered By: jass - 6/4/2008
 
I would assume "Habeas Corpus" which is a legal action which is supposed to prevent unlawful detention and safeguards individual freedom against state action. I am sure there is more but that is what you get from me.
Answered By: naharashia - 6/4/2008
 
Second Amendment is the first thing that comes to mind. Right to face your accuser Right to a speedy trial Right to an attorney I'm sure there are more
Answered By: Callie T - 6/4/2008
 
I'm staying with a G/F of mine on her small holding, she is deaf & tho we've know each other for many yrs we're seeing how we get on, well 2 of our wonderful policemen stopped & asked me what I was doing?I sed leaning on the gate looking @ the countryside!have you permission 2 b here?Yes i sed.just then my G/F turned... More
Answered By: kenneth d - 6/4/2008
 
Second amendment is specifically to make sure that the federal government doesn't become a military state.
Answered By: jelle - 6/4/2008
 
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