Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.
This quote has been misinterpreted and misused in many ways . . . and for many purposes, but essentially, after 260-years – and for whatever purpose, Benjamin Franklin’s quote is as essential today as it was when he wrote it.
As I’ve written many times about Rand Paul . . . much of what he says and stands for, are things that I deeply believe in as well, INCLUDING making major changes to the NSA and other government agencies, which abuse power they should never have been given, which they use to insert themselves into the private lives of the people.
UNFORTUNATELY – there are other things about Rand Paul that I do not support, which outweigh the ones that I do. But, that does not change the fact that in this circumstance he is 100-PERCENT RIGHT.
I won’t list the litany of information, which private companies and the government have on all of us (Canada and the USA) . . . IT’S ORWELLIAN. And it’s come to the point, where we can barely hide from ourselves.
Through credit and cash cards, cell phones, healthcare and Internet sites visited and received, THERE IS NO EXPECTATION OF PRIVACY – and that’s a very bad thing, which is absolutely contrary to the premise of our Constitutions.
Today’s GOVERNMENTS & COURTS HAVE MORPHED . . . INTO THOSE WHICH MUST BE OBEYED, which have created so many laws, rules, and REGULATIONS – that have all but given the BUREAUCRATS, LAWYERS, and JUDGES (who are also lawyers) SUPREME POWER over the people, so-much-so, that our presumption of FREEDOM is just that . . . A PRESUMPTION . . . RATHER THAN A GUARANTEE.
The day is coming, when enough people will RISE-UP and STAND AGAINST THEIR (OUR) OWN GOVERNMENTS. When the people finally realize, that they answer to the government, rather than the other way around, and that Rand Paul’s VICTORY over the misnamed Patriot Act, which far from Patriotism, is a victory for the people . . . the people will demand more.
And as hard as the LEFT and most RINOS fought to keep the Patriot Act Intact, the people were FAR REMOVED FROM THE SIDE OF THE GOVERNMENT.
There is no reason whatsoever . . . for the US Government to collect 100-PERCENT information on all communications made by Americans, which is in itself, NOTHING LESS THEN TYRANNY.
If there is a real threat to America by Islamists, as I truly believe there is, the solution for that – IS NOT IN SPYING ON AMERICANS . . . it is in taking the WAR TO THE ISLAMISTS.
If America really wants to BEAT Islamists, America must make it so UTTERLY difficult, costly, and PAINFUL for Islam to do harm to the USA and her friends and allies . . . FORCING the Islamists to worry far more about their own safety, than we should ever have to worry about our own.
The fact that our governments use Islamist threats against ourselves as EXCUSES to take away our FREEDOMS . . . is unconscionable. Which is also CONTRARY to whom we believe we are, and what we should be standing for.
I just watched Lindsey Graham announce his candidacy to become the President of the USA, to which, there was nothing he said about National Security that I can disagree with . . . it’s just too bad that he isn’t a Conservative with real Conservative values. Being a RINO is not a virtue.
If you want to see the future of a RESTRICTED America unfolding before your eyes, simply look at Ferguson Missouri, Chicago Illinois amongst others, and now Baltimore Maryland.
Best Regards . . . Howard Galganov