How much freedom are you willing to give up for greater security?

Posted by: PetersSmith

“Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.” ― Benjamin Franklin

20 Total Votes

Some of it

A functional society is a balance between security and freedom. Laws need to be in place, but these laws can of course change for the better (or worse) over time. Despite the fact we don't like having our freedom taken away, it's better than anarchy.
9 votes
1 comment


The government doesn't need to take away many freedoms in order to make us feel safe. It doesn't need to watch our every movements and we don't need officers walking around with assault rifles and oppressing us. The government will be much weaker, b... ut we will be much stronger   more
7 votes


It seems we are currently living in a world full of people that deserve neither freedom not safety. We can take care of ourselves and we don't need someone else telling us what to do. Survival of the fittest in its finest form.
3 votes

Most of it

A functional society requires many laws that obviously take away many freedoms. However, the government must take extra steps to ensure that security is above all the most important aspect and freedom can always be lost and gained.
1 vote

All of it

We must protect ourselves from ourselves, by any means necessary.
0 votes
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The_Immortal_Emris says2014-07-30T13:21:14.5120883-05:00
Statism is the only reason why anyone feels the need to relinquish their freedom for security. Statism prevents cooperation. It is a method of control.
PetersSmith says2014-07-30T13:21:30.7676009-05:00
*nor safety, sorry about that.

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