The Blind Leading the Ignorant:Franklin’s Liberty Quote
It is actually,
“Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety”-Ben Franklin or by a book’s author, which Franklin published.
Don’t forget about this Q and answer thread.
Education has become propaganda and when that propaganda targets the basis for America’s strength and wisdom, this is the kind of stuff you get. It is amazing how shredding a couple of words in Franklin’s quote changes it to mean almost anything you want it to mean. Trading off some liberty for security means I don’t deserve either? Really. So if I trade the liberty of not being able to buy a ticket to SixFlags every time in return for the security of a season ticket, I don’t deserve the season ticket or the one time ticket? Really, how fascist of Franklin.
And that’s the point in the end. Distorting America’s foundations so that it becomes unrecognizable to new generations of Americans does in deed make America fascist. Maybe not now, maybe not this century, but eventually something will break and crumble and people will rise up using Franklin’s quote as justifications for implementing fascist or Shariah or socialist policies.
The main reason I posted this was because this distorted use of Franklin’s quote was used to justify some things in a debate on Book’s blog here.History, Politics comment below, or link to this permanent URL from your own site.