Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities. Truth isn't.

- Mark Twain

To Reiterate, The Word is Freedom

A free society is supposed to have greater inherent risk than a totalitarian society. Risk is a large part of freedom. Without risk, you do not have freedom. Warrant-less wiretaps seem to infringe a bit on the whole freedom thing.

President Bush defended his use of warrant-less wiretaps Saturday, saying the eavesdropping is necessary to protect the nation from terrorists and vowed to continue even as the legality of the program is called into question.

"As president of the United States and commander in chief I have the constitutional responsibility and the constitutional authority to protect our country," he said. [Read]

The founding fathers said it best, when they made it clear that those who give up their liberties for security have neither. Liberty is something that should be cherished and carry a price, not a word bandied about without meaning.


posted at 11:59:13 on 12/19/05 by clearpolitics - Category: Freedom - [Permalink]

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