Absolute Freedom or Guaranteed Security

Posted by: Heterodox

Assuming either were possible. Obviously most preference's lie somewhere in between.

  • Freedom

  • Security

90% 18 votes
10% 2 votes
  • Being totally free you are free to choose between freedom and security.

  • if you want security go live in a prison.


  • "Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."-Benjamin Franklin

  • "He who would sacrifice his freedom for security deserves neither" -Benjamin Franklin

  • People naturally have a moral compass, (most anyway some have metal diseases that hinder but don't entirely take away their mental compass) and because I would have freedom to protect my self as I see fit I choose freedom because I believe that humanity cannot be classified a whole evil, there are few evils in this world and the good out way the bad.

  • "To live one day like a tiger is a thousand times batter than to live a thousand years like a Jackal" Sultan Tipu

  • It should be more properly: "Give up freedom to the governing body for security by the governing body." With absolute freedom, the people are free to provide themselves with their own security by means of firearms or other defensive tools. To give up freedom for government protection is to simply give the government the authority to move against the innocent if they are even suspected of threatening you.

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YamaVonKarma says2014-06-30T21:50:39.7023776-05:00
Both are illusions
Cold-Mind says2014-07-01T00:09:34.1903490-05:00
Freedom can not be absolute and neither can security.
mishapqueen says2014-07-01T00:11:31.3309432-05:00
That is why the description says what it does.
mishapqueen says2014-07-01T00:12:25.6036911-05:00
@travis18352, Lol. Good point!
jyotipatel says2014-07-02T02:19:43.7073794-05:00

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