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- In today's The Cypress Times, Columnist Bill Turner writes about "Freedom"
- the following is an excerpt.
“They who would give up an essential liberty for temporary security, deserve neither liberty or security” a wonderful quote by Ben Franklin. If only we had men and women who truly believed that again. The time of our forefathers has past and liberty is slipping through our grasp because the population in America lacks the courage of the people in Iran. We are surrendering our essential liberties for the temporary security of governmental promises about healthcare and jobs, even though we know they are lies.
In Iran, they are still fighting in the streets, over a month after the bogus election. We are not talking about a few patriots, we are talking about hundreds of thousands of Iranian patriots in the streets chanting for freedom and in the process being tear gassed and beaten by the government denying that freedom. H.L. Mencken once said, “ I believe that liberty is the only genuinely valuable thing that men have invented, at least in the field of government, in a thousand years. I believe that it is better to be free than to be not free, even when the former is dangerous and the latter safe. I believe that the finest qualities of man can flourish only in free air – that progress made under the shadow of the policeman's club is false progress, and of no permanent value. I believe that any man who takes the liberty of another into his keeping is bound to become a tyrant, and that any man who yields up his liberty, in however slight the measure, is bound to become a slave”. We have given our liberty to Congress, to Czars and to a President who is not eligible to be President, all of which has made us slaves, where we will work half the year just to pay taxes and the tyrants in office bask in the glory of their making. Read MORE