Saturday, January 07, 2006

On Being an American

I have been finding it amusing (and a bit concerning) that many Americans have rushed to defend Bush's domestic spying program, and many of his questionable actions since September 11th, 2001. "It is for our safety!" "We're at war. We need to have a little less freedom to ensure the safety of the homeland." (Note to that setiment, it was the best argument for a certain party in power in a certain European country in the late 1930's).

Give up freedom for safety. Hmmm.
The only reply to that shameful argument would be to use the words of one of our Founding Fathers.

Back in 1755, Benjamin Franklin said, "Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."

Enough said. Thanks Ben!

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