June 30, 2004

In a Nutshell

from - smijer

I hope Morat won't mind me quoting him liberally:

More seriously, it's not just Eugene here. He's not an isolated incident of fear overriding common sense or good judgment. One could point to Dennis Miller or Snitchens, for one, and I'm sure each of us knows at least on person who came partially unhinged after 9/11.

And it's nothing new. Benjamin Franklin (I'm sure you've heard of him) warned of those like Volokh: "They who would give up an essential liberty for temporary security, deserve neither liberty or security."

They're afraid, and George Bush is cynically fanning their fear, because he knows that the more scared they are, the more they're willing to give up.

- Skeptical Notion

What can I add to that?


Posted by smijer at June 30, 2004 02:03 PM
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