I was thinking about the NSA and the scare tactics used by some members of Congress to persuade Americans to abandon liberties for so-called “security.”
And then I stumbled across this quote from President Eisenhower at a speech he gave in 1949:
If all that Americans want is security, they can go to prison. They’ll have enough to eat, a bed and a roof over their heads. But if an American wants to preserve his dignity and his equality as a human being, he must not bow his neck to any dictatorial government.
No wonder people liked Ike.