Public Cooperation in Homeland Security

2 parts

first part

Make a post of 5–7 paragraphs discussing the possibility of martial law in the wake of a terrorist attack or a significant natural or man-made disaster.

  • What is the purpose of martial law? Explain.
  • What would have to be the magnitude of an event for the government to decide to initiate martial law? Why?
  • Currently, how likely do you think it is that martial law will be initiated in response to a significant terrorist attack or natural disaster? Explain.
  • With regard to the U.S. Constitution and civil liberties, what are the arguments against the use of martial law? Explain.
    • Do you agree or disagree? Explain your position

    Second part

  • Following Hurricane Katrina, citizens’ guns were confiscated, and many were forced to relocate.
  • Address the following in 300–500 words:
    • Research and summarize the 1878 Posse Comitatus Act.
    • Were any constitutional rights violated during Hurricane Katrina with regard to policing by the military on U.S. soil? Why or why not?
    • Why have some argued that the 1878 Posse Comitatus Act should be eliminated? Explain.
      • Do you agree with its proposed removal? Why or why not?
  • All sources must be referenced using APA style.
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