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From: "Virginia M. Jacobson" <virginia at odysseypub.com>
Date: Tue, 29 Oct 2002 23:44:02 UTC
I think John Cornwell is correct it was Benjamin Franklin I do believe. However, think about it from this point of view, some of the sacrifices we "may" be asked to make now is like an investment. When you make an investment you give up some money short term with the intention of earning a great deal more in the future. If you invest correctly you do. Just another point of view. Max Braude is also correct I started this thread speaking about America but this also applies to all of the free thinking, entrepreneurial world. The gentleman N6108P stated "And act we should. But let's start with those who knowingly break the law, not the law abiding." I also profoundly agree with this but I do have one question. What should we do in the mean time to protect ourselves and our freedom while we hunt down those who break the law? I believe that we should go on and live our lives exercising our rights but with greater caution. The sacrifices I speak of are the added cautionary steps we may be asked to take. Virginia Jacobson ----- Original Message ----- From: Bear To: N6108P at aol.com ; acro at gf24.de Sent: Tuesday, October 29, 2002 12:08 PM Subject: [Acro] RE: Fw: Important News from IAC Headquarters A famous man ( guess) once said something like- " Those willing to give up a small amount of freedom in the interest of gaining a small amount of security will soon have none of either". So how much freedom do y'all wanna give up, and for what? I might be looking at this shallowly- but- I don't wanna give anything unless I get some kind of return..... not a loss. D ----- Original Message ----- From: N6108P at aol.com To: acro at gf24.de Sent: Monday, October 28, 2002 9:09 AM Subject: [Acro] RE: Fw: Important News from IAC Headquarters Please read the following quotes. Then Think about what was just said in the following text, "The need to protect the greater good is greater than the need to protect the individual and his or her freedoms. At least it seem to be heading that way. ". Be very careful what you wish for. A lot of people are listening. "Comrades! We must abolish the cult of the individual decisively, once and for all." (Nikita Khrushchev , February 25, 1956 20th Congress of the Communist Party) "All our lives we fought against exalting the individual, against the elevation of the single person, and long ago we were over and done with the business of a hero, and here it comes up again: the glorification of one personality. This is not good at all." (Vladimir Lenin, as quoted in "Not by Politics Alone.) We must stop thinking of the individual and start thinking about what is best for society." (Hillary Clinton, 1993) "We can't be so fixated on our desire to preserve the rights of ordinary Americans ..." (President Bill Clinton, USA Today, March 11, 1993, Page 2A) "The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities." (Ayn Rand) When will the world learn that a million men are of no importance compared with one man? (Henry David Thoreau) In a message dated 10/26/2002 4:15:12 PM Eastern Standard Time, "Virginia M. Jacobson" <virginia at odysseypub.com> writes: >How strange............ > >The state of Michigan now requires any pilot applicant or any >applicant for a new rating to be fingerprinted and registered with the >state. Now with the photo ID requirement I wonder if the state will >require a document like Dick had to have? With today's technology it >will probably be the size of your drivers license but have far more >than just your fingerprints encoded in it. I guess we need to face the >fact that times are changing and our freedoms are being stressed. The >need to protect the greater good is greater than the need to protect >the individual and his or her freedoms. At least it seem to be heading >that way. > >It appears the days of honesty, integrity and where ones word meant >something are all but gone. No one can be trusted therefore everyone >must be traceable. The irony as I see it is those who are truly evil >will always find a way around the system. The more the system tries to >protect its self the more it restricts those it tries to protect. >There seems to be a Catch 22 no matter which way you go. The only >true way to stop what is happening is to change the mind set that >causes it in the first place. Until someone can find a way to truly do >so the need for Big brother will only grow. > >If anyone out there can suggest a better idea I'm sure there are many >that would be willing to listen. No one likes the idea of their >personal freedoms and rights being taken away. I for one dislike the >idea of not knowing that if I walk out my door if I will be coming >home at night or if I will ever see the ones I love again because a >snipers bullet or a suicide bomber may take them from me. The times we >face are not pleasant but we could have to face every day like the >Israeli's. There isn't a single Israeli that knows when they walk out >their door if they will be coming home at night. > >Personally, Dick Rihn's comments leave me with some hope. Quote "The >more things change the more they remain the same" Dick lived through a >time in history where no one could be trusted. Time went on and that >changed maybe it will again, but only if we work for it instead of >complaining about it. It seems to me that to many of us keep >forgetting that WE ARE AT WAR! The battle field and the tactics have >changed but we are at war non the less. > >My sermon for the day. > >Virginia Jacobson > Attachement 1: part2.html