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Posted: 12/31/2001 2:33:55 PM EST
After a discussion with my SO about the Times Square events and such she says to me on the talk radio today they were talking about what rights people are willing to give up to achieve security...well after I say none she says she'd be willing to give up some in order for things to be safe...It rang a bell, but I don't know the who/where/when behind it.HELP!!! It was eerie how much she sounded like the quote.
Link Posted: 12/31/2001 2:36:51 PM EST
"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." Benjamin Franklin
Link Posted: 12/31/2001 2:39:03 PM EST
On of the founding fathers(I can't remember who) said "They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safty deserve neither liberty of safty."
Link Posted: 12/31/2001 2:39:57 PM EST
Do you know in what context and approximate date?
Link Posted: 12/31/2001 2:42:01 PM EST
Try this. Take her to a zoo and show her how safe the animals are in their cages...and how miserable their lives have become.
Link Posted: 12/31/2001 2:55:01 PM EST
Originally Posted By Kassnar: Do you know in what context and approximate date?
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From [url]http://www.bartleby.com/100/245.1.html[/url] ATTRIBUTION: Historical Review of Pennsylvania. [i]This sentence was much used in the Revolutionary period. It occurs even so early as November, 1755, in an answer by the Assembly of Pennsylvania to the Governor, and forms the motto of Franklin’s “Historical Review,” 1759, appearing also in the body of the work.—Frothingham: Rise of the Republic of the United States, p. 413.[/i]
Link Posted: 12/31/2001 2:55:13 PM EST
Kassnar, also explain to her the term "slippery slope" and how it applies here. I'm quite sure the men and women in Afghanistan were "safe" under Taliban rule... CMOS
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