Jason Joel Thompson wrote:
> Mike quoted:
> > "A person who wants a society that is both safe and free, wants what
> > never
> > has been, and what never will be." --- Thomas Jefferson
> Ah, there's the rub. Why are so many people so mentally/philosophically
> challenged at the prospect of negotiating a non-absolute line of compromise
> between these two concepts?
Being free is like being pregnant. You either is, or you isn't.
"In the end more than they wanted freedom, they wanted security. When the Athenians finally wanted not to give to society but for society to give to them, when the freedom they wished for was freedom from responsibility, then Athens ceased to be free." --- Edward Gibbon (1737-1794)
"A person who wants a society that is both safe and free, wants what never has been, and what never will be." --- Thomas Jefferson
"It's a Republic, if you can keep it..." --- Benjamin Franklin
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