Thursday, June 20, 2013

Thursday Thinking - Security vs Freedom

In light of all the government phone and internet surveillance, wire-tapping, and drones spying on Americans as well as subsidies, entitlements, and gun legislation, I keep thinking of these two quotes:

“If you want total security, go to prison. There you're fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking . . . is freedom.”
-Dwight D. Eisenhower

"Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both."
- Benjamin Franklin


Michelle said...

Here here! Or hear hear! Not sure which... just imagine I said it in person and then it wouldn't matter. :)

Jill said...

I know, it's frightening!!