Wednesday, January 11, 2006


A letter in the local paper (Eugene Register Guard) had a quote from Benjamin Franklin today.

"Those who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." This is just as true today as it was in 1755.

We've also had several other interesting letters asking the supporters of President Bush who believe that he can do just about anything he wants to a simple question. Would you want a president you don't support to have the powers President Bush is claiming? Good question. Considering how some of these folks despised President Clinton, for example, would you want to bet the farm on their answer?


lisaram1955 said...

These short-sighted folks would answer that you should ALWAYS support the president.  And they will stand by that answer as long as the guy in the White House is "their" guy.  They refuse to consider that an opposing viewpoint exists, or could exist.  A lot like "their" guy...  Lisa  :-]  

toonguykc said...

Ol' Ben's words have never been more relevant.  The "Patriot Act" would horrify him just as much as it does people like you and I.