August 30, 2004

Another Maverick

While many eyes turned to one maverick who chose to support our current president in a speech this evening, I recalled the words of another. In a paper arguing the unconstitutionality of the Patiot Act, a student reminded me of the following quote from Ben Franklin, also considered a maverick of his own time. I find his words quite powerful in light of tonight's speech by John McCain.

"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."

Posted by c_jane at August 30, 2004 11:07 PM | TrackBack