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?