Sunday, December 18, 2005

Liberty and security

An appeal to authority offers a weak arguement, but 3 dead American presidents said it as well as it can be said:

“Those who would trade safety for freedom deserve neither.”
—Thomas Jefferson

“Those that would sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither liberty nor security.”
—Ben Franklin

“Those who are ready to sacrifice freedom for security ultimately will lose both.”
—Abraham Lincoln

It seems Mr. Bush doesn'tagree.
Perhaps an impeachment would get him to think about his obligation to abide by the law.

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"If I had to choose between betraying my country and betraying my friend, I hope I should have the guts to betray my country."
-E.M. Forster