1. Are people as concerned today about the protection of their civil liberties as were the founders? Should
people be more or less concerned today about the protection of their civil liberties given advances in technology?
2. What rights would you have included in the Bill of Rights that were not included (possibilities include an
explicit right to privacy). Why were these not included? Are there any rights that you would not have included?
3. Do libel laws restrict a free press? Should the press be allowed to publish anything it wants about a
person? What if the press had to prove that everything they published was absolutely true? If the press had to prove the truth, would we have known about Watergate, the nature of the U.S. involvement in Vietnam, or any other covert
activity—public or private?
4. Many people complain about the rights of the accused. Why are these rights important? Is there any way to
balance the rights of victims and the rights of the accused?