- Posted January 15, 2013 by
Muntinlupa City, Philippines
This iReport is part of an assignment:
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A Democracy Should Have an Anti-Cyber Crime Law that Won’t Curtail the Freedom of Expression
I believe that it is only proper for any democratic country to have an anti-cyber crime law. Many criminal elements are using the Internet to find victims or further their criminal activities. A democratic government should uphold the law and protect citizens from being victimized by criminal elements who use the Internet to find or lure would-be victims. However, a democratic government must uphold the human rights and civil liberties of the citizenry. Citizens in a democracy should be guaranteed that their freedom to express opinions and sentiments will not be curtailed by the government.
Freedom of expression leads a democratic society towards progress. Freedom of expression allows citizens in a democracy to be creative and productive. Curtailing freedom of expression in a democratic society is curtailing human progress in a democracy. An anti-cyber crime law in a democracy must guarantee that freedom of speech and the right to express one’s own creative ideas, opinions and sentiments would not be curtailed in any way. A democratic government must uphold, secure and defend all known human rights and civil liberties.