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The above cartoon effectively demonstrates the unequal balance between security and freedom that individuals across the world face on a daily basis. The source communicates the idea that government officials enforce certain rules and regulations to help with the overall security of their societies, which also results in the restriction of individual freedoms. It is clear from the source that the cartoonist is more supportive of protecting one's individual freedoms. The main message being conveyed in this source is that government has imposed security policies and forced citizens to abide by those security legislation. A negative perspective towards restricting individual freedoms is evident from the sad and helpless face left on the man being asked to remove any "remaining civil liberties." The source depicts that individual rights are being removed from society and are then being given up to the government. The ideological viewpoint of freedom being unbalanced with security is shown and the idea of security overpowering individual freedoms is also being represented by the security guard enforcing his authority on the other man. The above source can be connected with the No Fly List that was introduced to Canada after the terrorist attacks of 9/11. The No Fly List basically barred individuals suspected of being a threat to the safety and security of citizens, from boarding an aircraft. This government initiative relates to the source shown above in that they both convey individual freedoms being taken away for the safety and security of individuals. With the No Fly List, the idea of the government keeping watch to ensure no threats to the country can be argued by some that it exploits individual privacy and restricts people from freedom of suspicion. The cartoon presented above effectively conveys the unequal balance of security and freedom to which many societies worldwide face. The cartoonist identifies a more pro-freedom perspective through the use of giving up civil liberties for security. The above cartoon opposes the principles of liberalism because the restriction of individual freedoms is being shown. The cartoon violates the classical liberalist principles of protecting civil liberties and the primacy of individual rights and freedoms that are exercised in the individual's self-interest. The constitutional government is having a greater influence over the personal freedoms of citizens. The cartoonist holds a more right wing reactionary perspective because the government has a stronger hold over the citizen’s individual freedoms.

Source:
ANU News, Retrieved on December 8, 2011, From:
http://www.anunews.net/blog/?cat=72