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Do we really want to live in a world of police checkpoints, surveillance cameras and metal detectors? Do we want to imprison every disturbed or alienated individual who fantasizes about violence? Do we really believe government can provide total security? Or can we accept that liberty is more important than the illusion of state-provided security?
I don't understand, what are the Hellfire Clubs? I think using a quote from a Founding Father about giving up freedom for security is completely relevant to a politician talking about giving up liberty for security. Just because Ben Franklin was a part of some sketchy club doesn't change that quote, so I really don't see your point here.
Benjamin Franklin was also a member of the Hellfire clubs of Europe. The guy had some good things going, but to over use that quote to annoint Ron Paul as super liberty man, is akin to just using a jingle for Mr. Clean.
Where have you been lately? Can you find me a Ron Paul interview where he doesn't talk about liberty and our Constitutional rights?
If he really felt that strongly about our waning liberties why doesn't he just keep talking until he has to be dragged out by his heels from the halls of everyone sucks but Ron Paul. That would make his argument for "liberty" have a little credence.
I can't get enough of Ron Paul! Everything he says is so true, yet most of it isn't even talked about.
Everybody could use a refreshing daily dose of Ron Paul. I had mine.