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What do you think of Ben Franklin's quote "Those who would sacrifice freedom for security deserve neither" in the context of where our country is now?


Asked by Anonymous at 2:01 PM on Mar. 23, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (22)
  • right on ben!!

    Answer by pinkdragon36 at 2:04 PM on Mar. 23, 2011

  • I agree 100%. How much more of our freedom are we going to give up in the name of 'safety'?

    Answer by lovingmy4babies at 3:12 PM on Mar. 23, 2011

  • I totally agree with it.

    Answer by Mrs.BAT at 3:38 PM on Mar. 23, 2011

  • Ben was a wise man.

    Answer by tasches at 4:28 PM on Mar. 23, 2011

  • People just don't get it! They already given up a lot of our freedoms thinking they are safe from terrorism.

    The government has to much power over our personal lives and that is wrong!

    Answer by gammie at 2:14 PM on Mar. 23, 2011

  • . @@

    Answer by jewjewbee at 2:41 PM on Mar. 23, 2011

  • They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
    Benjamin Franklin

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    He always said the right thing......

    Answer by minnesotanice at 2:11 PM on Mar. 23, 2011

  • He is referring to economic freedom as much as freedom from attack. When you turn over your decision making to another, you have lost the freedom to change your mind. That is what freedom really means and that is exactly how, in history, governments are toppled. One less freedom at a time.

    Answer by annabarred at 7:10 PM on Mar. 23, 2011

  • wrong jessie but believe that its the same if it makes you feel better.

    Answer by autodidact at 8:42 PM on Mar. 23, 2011

  • My proof people don't get it ^^^^^^^

    Answer by gammie at 2:42 PM on Mar. 23, 2011