"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety
deserve neither liberty nor safety." --Benjamin Franklin
Call me old-fashioned, but I think an essential liberty worth defending is the liberty not to have our under-aged children extensively groped by some anonymous hired goon in a uniform.
A reasonable assertion, surely, yet this is a freedom we apparently no longer have. Witness:
|Nothing new to see here, citizens. Move along.|
|Anyone capable of irony is probably NOT the dude you're looking for.|