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  Freedom is worthless if you wake up the slave of another country, or if you never wake up at all but die because you were foolish enough not to do what was needed to be done.
Anonymous says2013-06-17T16:13:00.413
“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.” – Abraham Lincoln
What needs to be done is the protection of freedom so as to defend ourselves from a foreign, or even domestic, and tyrannical takeover. This question is not addressing national security per say, but rather Govt. Regulations on the citizens herein. Take away the right of the citizen to defend himself, and you take away the security that he/she previously established. Without freedom, who is there to secure??
emofag99 says2014-01-12T17:59:50.513
No one is saying to get rid of security entirely, yes, we do need security, but if we allow security to replace freedom entirely, instead of seeing a democracy, we shall see a communism.
mjklgh says2020-05-26T01:38:41.480
"What needs to be done is the protection of freedom so as to defend ourselves from a foreign, Or even domestic, And tyrannical takeover. "

There's no need to protect against foreign or domestic takeover when we will be dead by other factors like animals etc since we have no security.

Also the prompt didn't specify what type of security so you can't say that it's not addressing a certain type of security.
mjklgh says2020-05-26T01:39:20.587

But in order to see which is more important, We look at it as 100% of something and 0% of the other.
Scarlettt_ohara says2021-03-27T04:46:10.100
Freedom does not mean the absence of National Defense or laws against crime.
Scarlettt_ohara says2021-03-27T04:48:48.097
Mencken was being complimentary when he said that, Also said:
Liberty is of small value to the lower third of humanity. They greatly prefer security, Which means protection by some class above them. They are always in favor of despots who promise to feed them. The only liberty an inferior man really cherishes is the liberty to quit work, Stretch out in the sun, And scratch himself.
H. L. Mencken
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