Mayor Doomberg: We Must Reinterpret the Constitution in Wake of Boston Bombing. By Rush Limbaugh. RushLimbaugh.com, April 23, 2013.
know what Ben Franklin said about this.
This is one of my all-time favorite quotes. Benjamin Franklin once said: “People willing
to trade their freedom for temporary security deserve neither and will lose
both.” Benjamin Franklin, and that’s
exactly right. People willing to trade
their freedom for temporary security deserve neither and will lose both. People willing to trade their freedom for
economic security, people willing to give up their dreams, people willing to
trade the hard rigors of success in exchange for a modicum of existence will
never know success, and their modicum sustenance hangs by a thread based on the
good intentions of a government.
other words, if you give up the right to provide for yourself, if you trade the
hard work and the ambition of success, attempted success, for the guarantees of
a government that you’ll always have a phone, cable TV, and McNuggets, you’re
gonna be disappointed over both decisions.
And, by the way, when you trade your freedom for temporary security,
when you’re not in charge of your security, when you have no control over your
security, when you have no control over your economic circumstances, what kind
of a thin thread are you hanging by? You’re
depending on the performance of other people that don’t even know you. Politicians in a distant capital who, on a
whim, could cancel whatever program that you depend on. Maybe cancel the
McNuggets program, cancel the Obama phone program. It may happen. What if that’s all you know? You depend on Santa Claus instead of
yourself. It’s exactly right. Glad you called, Charles.