Founding Fathers Forum: Benjamin Franklin quote
Posted by: Chris Whitten (chris@ThisIsToPreventSpam-199-RemoveThis.interesting.com) on 22 Nov 2002 at 6:27:18 PM
In-Reply-To: Does anyone know who said... posted by adil on 12:19:34 PM 14 Nov 2002
: Something to the effect of "Those who would trade freedom for security are neither free nor secure"? If so could you post the exact quote and who said it. Thanxs
The quote is attributed to Benjamin Franklin. It's most common wording is: "They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
To be honest, I'm not sure if this is exactly correct or not. I don't have a source.
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