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Liberty for safety?

| Friday, December 17, 2010 12:00 a.m

A lot of the discussion of the TSA screening has died down.

I used to fly about once a month for my job. I am glad that’s “used to.” I might have to quit my job if I had to fly now.

Benjamin Franklin said: “They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” Are we giving up liberty for safety?

Some say this intrusive screening is for our safety. Are those who want this intrusive screening turning us into a nation of sheep?

A lot of people have wanted and served for liberty. Many of those have suffered greatly. Many have given their lives for liberty. And we would give liberty away?

By doing that, do we not dishonor all those people• Have terrorists essentially won• I hope not.

Richard B. Mignogna


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