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Re: Just a test

This is the black and white mentality that we see too much of today. In
this case, I don't mean that they're not discussing 'grey' areas, but
that we are being presented choices of security or terror and the only
way to have security is to give up liberties, ergo (how many years since
I used that word?) your choices are terror or loss of liberty. I believe
we can retain our liberties and still fight terrorism but the current
administration doesn't agree. It might make their job a little more
difficult. It might mean giving up a tax cut to fund more security jobs.
Instead, we are fed this fear and too many people are gulping it down.


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> I wholeheartedly agree David and Pam. We give up far more than we realize 
> when we are asked to out of fear for the sake of "security." 
> And then you have to ask yourself, what is security? When will we know when 
> we are secure? We gave up our freedoms. Do you feel secure now? 
> Eva 
> Long Island, NY 
> Zone 6/7 
> In a message dated 10/2/2004 3:33:58 AM Eastern Standard Time, 
> dfranzma@pacbell.net writes: 
> I know we digress from garden talk with this but I can't help but wonder 
> what's more terrifying, having planes slam into your office building with no 
> warning or "Redcoats" ride onto your farm in the middle of the night? Both 
> in my mind would be scary. Lest we forget by the way John Adams had the 
> Sedition Acts passed during his presidency and something similar during 
> Woodrow Wilson's term and lets not leave out the Japanese during WW II I 
> think it's not the quest for security that surprises me as much as those who 
> attempt to gain from the fear. That's the reprehensible part. True courage 
> is standing up to those who torment us without giving up our souls. 
> DF 
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