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Title: Congress Must Keep Liberty’s Flame Alive
Source: Roll Call
URL Source: https://www.rollcall.com/2013/06/25 ... tys-flame-alive-wolfensberger/
Published: Jun 25, 2013
Author: By Don Wolfensber
Post Date: 2021-06-09 02:41:10 by Gatlin
Keywords: None
Views: 105
Comments: 11

In this age of the Internet and high-tech surveillance, is individual liberty irrelevant, obsolete or just undervalued? The answer could well be all of the above, judging from tepid public and congressional reactions to recent government intrusions into individual privacy, speech, press and association rights.

Twenty-one years before the signing of the Declaration of Independence, the Pennsylvania Assembly sent a letter to the colonial governor urging him to sign a bill he was opposing on orders from headquarters (the monarchy). Included in the letter is a passage widely attributed to Benjamin Franklin, a member of the assembly, sounding the clarion call of liberty: “Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.” (A variation of this sentiment can be found inscribed on a plaque inside the Statue of Liberty, thereby completing the circle of Franklin’s French connection.)

< The debate over the proper balance between liberty and security has been going on long before our republic was founded, and it is reflected in the most-cited passages of the Declaration of Independence: Governments are created “to secure” the God-given rights of “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness”; whenever “government becomes destructive of those ends,” the people have a right to form a new government “most likely to effect their safety and happiness.”

As we prepare to celebrate the 237th anniversary of our independence next week, those simple phrases offer a timely reminder that the central role of government is to provide the safety and security essential to everyone’s liberty to pursue happiness. Yet, that self-evident truth seems lost in the current debate as the fear factor takes hold. With each week, the number of terrorist attacks the government claims to have thwarted using domestic phone records and foreign email surveillance has escalated from two to four to 10 to more than 50 (at last count). Is it any wonder, given this proliferation of terrorist plots, that, according to a June Pew poll, 62 percent of Americans think it is more important to investigate such threats, even if it intrudes on their personal privacy?

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#1. To: Gatlin (#0)

FUCK YOU.

buckeroo  posted on  2021-06-09   22:00:08 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#2. To: buckeroo (#1)

To: Gatlin

" FUCK YOU "

from : buckeroo

ROFLMAO !!!!!!

Si vis pacem, para bellum

Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God.

"If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went." (Will Rogers)

"No one ever rescues an old dog. They lay in a cage until they die. PLEASE save one. None of us wants to die cold and alone... --Dennis Olson "

People that say money can't buy you happiness, have never paid an adoption fee

Stoner  posted on  2021-06-09   22:15:17 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#3. To: buckeroo, Stoner, the Homo Groupies (#1)

buckeroo: FUCK YOU.

Not me – I’m not that type.

However - Definitely try Stoner.

He is all elated about your fantasy while he is “rolling on the floor laughing his ass off” and deeply enamored with a feeling of joyous love from you.

See:

Stoner: ROFLMAO !!!!!!

Stoner has always admired you and no doubt would be extremely happy to take it in the ass anytime for you.

I can just picture you two made for each other:

Gatlin  posted on  2021-06-10   0:36:12 ET  (1 image) Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#4. To: Stoner, fuckeroo, The Homo Duo (#2)

buckeroo: FUCK YOU.

Stoner, I’m not into that sort of thing.

But you are obviously extremely overjoyed with the idea.

Stoner: ROFLMAO !!!!!!

So – You take it in the ass for good Ole Bucky.

Bucky seems in desperate need for some good male loving …

Gatlin  posted on  2021-06-10   0:50:34 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#5. To: Gatlin (#3)

LOLATYDS

You posted a drawing of you & Yukon, the only two queers to ever have been here.

You really love queers, because you are a queer.

That was most likely your MOS !

Do everyone here a favor, and go jump in front of a speeding train

Just go away !!!

Si vis pacem, para bellum

Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God.

"If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went." (Will Rogers)

"No one ever rescues an old dog. They lay in a cage until they die. PLEASE save one. None of us wants to die cold and alone... --Dennis Olson "

People that say money can't buy you happiness, have never paid an adoption fee

Stoner  posted on  2021-06-10   11:02:28 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#6. To: Stoner (#5)

This Forum does not exist!

randge  posted on  2021-06-10   15:20:58 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#7. To: Stoner (#5) (Edited)

… a lot of yada yada ..

Ho-hum …

Just go away !!!

Nope ...

And you can go fuck yourself …

Gatlin  posted on  2021-06-10   16:16:38 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#8. To: Gatlin (#7)

" And you can go fuck yourself … "

Nope.

ESAD tater.

Gee, that would require you to eat your self

Bye tater

Si vis pacem, para bellum

Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God.

"If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went." (Will Rogers)

"No one ever rescues an old dog. They lay in a cage until they die. PLEASE save one. None of us wants to die cold and alone... --Dennis Olson "

People that say money can't buy you happiness, have never paid an adoption fee

Stoner  posted on  2021-06-10   16:27:37 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#9. To: Stoner (#8)

ESAD tater.

NOPE !!!

Bye tater

You have said that before – A number of times.

Yet, you still hang around me.

So, how many more times are you going to say “Bye” –
as you continue to lurk and read my every post?

Get a life – You POS …

Gatlin  posted on  2021-06-10   16:35:18 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#10. To: Gatlin (#9)

Get a life – You POS …

BACK AT YOU !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Si vis pacem, para bellum

Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God.

"If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went." (Will Rogers)

"No one ever rescues an old dog. They lay in a cage until they die. PLEASE save one. None of us wants to die cold and alone... --Dennis Olson "

People that say money can't buy you happiness, have never paid an adoption fee

Stoner  posted on  2021-06-10   17:03:18 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#11. To: Stoner (#10) (Edited)

You keep saying “BYE” to me …

And yet you continue to follow me around like
A little puppy dog.

That is so tragic …

I’ll be gone for a while.

But you keep waiting and watching for me –
As you always have.

Gatlin  posted on  2021-06-10   17:27:22 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


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