By Al Duncan
May 20, 2011
Those who trade freedom for temporary safety deserve neither freedom nor safety. The opposite of freedom is slavery. The opposite of safety, in this context, is responsibility. Likewise, those who trade freedom for temporary wealth deserve neither wealth nor freedom. In every case, the opposite of freedom is slavery.
I understand that most do not have the time or the wherewithal to decipher the surge of local, national and international news transpiring daily, which is why God has provided “watchmen on the wall,” such as myself, to trumpet coming danger. However, once honest, clear and accurate information is presented, all responsibility then rests squarely upon the recipient.
We become accomplices to those atrocities we fail to oppose.
According to Pete Kasperowicz, writing for The Hill, May 11, 2011, “Nearly three-dozen House Democrats are calling on Republicans to withdraw a section of the 2012 defense authorization bill that they say would effectively declare a state of permanent war against unnamed Taliban and al Qaeda operatives.”