ahead of his time

Anyone willing to give up liberty to avoid future terrorist attacks should read this quote over and over again.

“They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”
— Benjamin Franklin, 1759


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  1. Great quote. It’s one of my all-time favorites.

    Comment by illway on October 4, 2002 @ 6:30 pm
  2. I think that he was right. You shold try to get together a group of people to rent the Goodyear blimp and display that quote during some big football game or something… maybe that would jerk some of the people who’re running scared back into reality. Probably not, though…

    Comment by Mad Bull on October 5, 2002 @ 6:29 am
  3. Amen!

    Comment by Cameron on October 5, 2002 @ 5:07 pm

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