Roland Dürre
Thursday September 5th, 2013

Freedom Today

Besides IF blog, which I work along with some friends of mine, I also have a private website Unfortunately, I hardly ever seem to find time for extending and editing my eider “catch phrases” (Stichworte). However, I regularly use the homepage for exchanging “important ideas”.

Yesterday, I published the following current citation:

» Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety. «
Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

According to wikiquote, the original is actually by Benjamin Franklin.

In my opinion, this statement by Benjamin Franklin should make us particularly thoughtful these days.

(Translated by EG)

1 Kommentar zu “Freedom Today”

  1. Wolf (Thursday September 5th, 2013)

    Zum Thema “Risikobereitschaft”, und das ist meiner Meinung nach *der* relevante Brückenbegriff zwischen “Freiheit” und “Sicherheit”, ein interessanter Artikel (in Englisch) von Bruce Schneier:

    Ein paar Zitate daraus:

    “We’re afraid of risk. It’s a normal part of life, but we’re increasingly unwilling to accept it at any level.”

    “[…]the general point is that we tend to fixate on a particular risk and then do everything we can to mitigate it, including giving up our freedoms and liberties.”

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