Ben Franklin Discusses Homeland Security

“They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”

- Ben Franklin

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8 Responses to Ben Franklin Discusses Homeland Security

  1. Robertv says:

    The Bush regime’s response to 9/11 and the Obama regime’s validation of this response have destroyed accountable democratic government in the United States. So much unaccountable power has been concentrated in the executive branch that the US Constitution is no longer an operable document.
    9/11 was used to create an open-ended “war on terror” and a police state. It is extraordinary that so many Americans believe that “it can’t happen here” when it already has.

    http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2013/02/07/it-has-happened-here-paul-craig-roberts/

  2. halberst2013 says:

    “They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” Maybe that was meant as a call for American slaves to rise up? Kind of ironic in a nation that held other humans as property and where less than half the population had full rights would boast about liberty and freedom.

    • gator69 says:

      When our founders wrote that all men were created equal, they meant all men. We had a tradition of slavery left over from British rule, and died to distance ourselves from those same tyrants. The three fifths clause was not meant to demean black, it was meant to slowly starve the south of their political power.

      “Frederick Douglass, the escaped former slave, self-taught author and editor, and leading abolitionist orator, thought not. “Take the Constitution according to its plain reading,” he challenged the Rochester Ladies Anti-Slavery Society on July 5, 1852, in Rochester, New York. “I defy the presentation of a single pro-slavery clause in it.” In fact, Douglass told the crowd gathered to hear his Independence Day address, “Interpreted as it ought to be interpreted, the Constitution is a glorious liberty document.”

      Douglas, like you, had been duped by others into thinking that our founders embraced slavery. But unlike you, Douglas kept reading and discovered that he had been duped and made some of the best pro freedom and pro constitutional speeches in history.

      Read the “5000 Year Leap” and discover just how inspired our founders were, and to get the truth about our founding.

    • Blade says:

      halberst2013 [February 11, 2013 at 3:19 pm] says:

      “Kind of ironic in a nation that held other humans as property and where less than half the population had full rights would boast about liberty and freedom.

      Thanks for the idiotic Anti-American propaganda, retard.

      in a nation” … ummm, what nation would that be? I’ll spare you the trouble of Googling. That “nation” was no such thing, it was 13 colonies of Great Britain and other assorted territories of Spain, France and Russia.

      “boast about liberty and freedom” … no “boast”, it was a declaration, i.e., they were declaring independence from Great Britain and Europe. Slavery was so entrenched here, from both native Indians and European colonialists that it would decades to reduce it and 3/4 century to eliminate it.

      Here’s something you’ve been asked before: You’re not too bright, are you?

  3. Andy OZ says:

    Dennis Leary monologue translates Ben Franklin into todays language.
    There are plenty of totalitarian Cochtoe’s all over the western world right now.
    And good men stand by, say nothing and lose their liberty and safety.

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