Gotta love it when people bring the real Grown-Up conversation to the table
Don’t punish the innocents, and understand that the Ben Franklin quote was WRONG! Ben said “Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Its a nice quote, but the truth is those who give up Liberty for Safety GET Neither.
We’ve made it illegal to purchase certain substances for the sake of safety, and we have violent drug cartels taking over whole countries, and violent gangs taking over our cities!
We’ve sacrificed our 4th Amendment rights for greater safety in airline travel….to an agency that hasn’t stopped one terrorist, or prevented one attack.
We’ve sacrificed freedom making “Gun Free Zones”…the very locations where these violent events are happening.
Even if you’re so bent that you wish to live in a prison for the promise you’re safe…you’ll note that even prisons aren’t safe.
When you attempt to sacrifice freedom for safety, you’re just sacrificing freeom…PERIOD. FULL STOP! END OF TRANSMISSION!
Hell there are even compelling arguments that you’re sacrificing freedom for LESS safety!