Sunday, June 9, 2013

A Tolerable Imbalance

"Once More Unto The Breach, Dear Friends, Once More"  Shakespeare, Henry V, Act III.

Preserving our freedoms is not written in stone nor on parchment. Preserving our freedoms is daily and never ending. It is not absolute either. Without security we have no freedom so once again we must decide a tolerable imbalance.

Today we find ourselves as collateral damage to terrorism and even more so to domestic terrorism. Our freedoms seem to be increasingly eroded in favor of safety. The historical record is rife with examples of dilemmas such as we face today. Our fear is that once given up they are never given back.

So today, on the Sunday news shows, the question will arise on expanding or contracting the breach. Instead of platitudes and quotes from the past we must once again address the question of tolerable imbalance.

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