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Quote of the Day: August 2, 2009

Today’s quote comes from US Republican Congressman and 2008 Presidential Candidate, Dr. Ron Paul.

Freedom is not defined by safety. Freedom is defined by the ability of citizens to live without government interference. Government cannot create a world without risks, nor would we really wish to live in such a fictional place. Only a totalitarian society would even claim absolute safety as a worthy ideal, because it would require total state control over its citizens’ lives. Liberty has meaning only if we still believe in it when terrible things happen and a false government security blanket beckons.

Unfortunately, it seems more and more people believe that “security” is better than liberty, and not simply in a “protecting from attack” manner. Many supporters of ObamaCare seem to think that if the government runs healthcare, or at least “has a competitive hand in it”, that they’ll finally have security in healthcare. Government isn’t the solution, and the “security” they offer is not the kind of “security” a sane person would ever dare want.

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