Sacrificing freedom for security

posted by
May 2, 2011
Boston Globe
by John E. Sununu  
Posted in Commentary, LAND Commentary, PND Commentary

"Few quotes are as well worn as Ben Franklin’s admonition that, Those who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. And perhaps no quote is better suited to this month’s debate to extend several provisions of the Patriot Act. ... Five years have passed since I led a small group of Republicans in a bipartisan filibuster to stop the first Patriot Act reauthorization. What ensued was six weeks of grinding negotiations yielding a handful of changes to strengthen protections for civil liberties." (05/02/11)  


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