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Those who desire to give up Freedom in order to gain Security, will not have, nor do they deserve, either one. - Thomas Jefferson
-- Sissy (iblong2Him@ilovejesus.net), April 22, 2002
-- kim in CO (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 22, 2002.
I think that it was Franklin who said that. Maybe not. At any rate, truer words have never been spoken! My favorite Jefferson quote is probably "An armed society is a polite society.":)
-- Doreen (email@example.com), April 22, 2002.
I believe the freedom these men had spoken about was reserved for the extremely wealthy.From the time those words were spoken til this present day the extremely wealthy citizens seem to enjoy freedoms that most can only hope for.Jefferson, Franklin ,were just politicians doing what politicians do best, say nice things, act like they care for others as they try to fill their pockets with gold.I don't believe we are losing our freedoms, people are just waking up and realizing we never really had them.
-- Sm Steve (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 23, 2002.