To Reiterate, The Word is Freedom
President Bush defended his use of warrant-less wiretaps Saturday, saying the eavesdropping is necessary to protect the nation from terrorists and vowed to continue even as the legality of the program is called into question.
"As president of the United States and commander in chief I have the constitutional responsibility and the constitutional authority to protect our country," he said. [Read]
The founding fathers said it best, when they made it clear that those who give up their liberties for security have neither. Liberty is something that should be cherished and carry a price, not a word bandied about without meaning.