A couple of very interesting and important quotes for us to think about today from two of our founding fathers.
Bejamin Franklin in 1759, well before this county was born:
“They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”
And James Madison at the Constitutional Convention:
“The means of defense against foreign danger, have been always the instruments of tyranny at home.”
And Madison again:
“If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.”