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Tom Toles

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  1. PianoGuy24

    PianoGuy24 GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Those who would give up liberty for security will get nor deserve either. – Benjamin Franklin

  2. AlexanderTheGoodEnough

    AlexanderTheGoodEnough said, about 3 years ago

    One of the dumbest things anyone can say or think: “I’m not worried. I’m not doing anything bad.” You (and I) don’t get to decide what’s bad or not. That’s Big Brother’s prerogative, and he may have very different ideas about it indeed.

    From a blog from someone who knows that went rather viral a couple of months ago:
    We Should All Have Something To Hide

    It’s almost impossible to keep anything hidden anymore. But as recent WikiLeaks et al. revelations have shown, that is as much of a problem for Big Uncle as it is for the rest of us.

  3. algurka

    algurka said, about 3 years ago

    Big Brother isn’t watching you—he’s*spying* on you. Uh oh! I shouldn’t have said that. Now they’ll come after me! Goodby . . .

  4. emptc12

    emptc12 said, about 3 years ago

    War is Peace is Isolationism.
    Slavery is Freedom is Consumerism.
    Ignorance is Strength is Propaganda

  5. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, about 3 years ago

    The latest controversial local news story is that the local city government set the yellow lights to be on shorter so the red light cameras will catch more people going through red lights.
    There is already a 41% increase in rear end collisions and a resulting increase in insurance premiums.

  6. PianoGuy24

    PianoGuy24 GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago


    Because you were there, right?
    You ignore the point to attempt to correct. Must be a Lib.

  7. Enoki

    Enoki said, about 3 years ago

    Finish the comment: “…don’t anything to worry about. We’ll still arrest and imprison you when we get around to it!”

  8. Hawthorne

    Hawthorne said, about 3 years ago

    “Yup, the multinational corporations want you economically stressed with no safety net so you’re thankful to have any rat $#!+ job and be a good wage slave like in China, Singapore, Vietnam, and India! Heaven forbid you wanting to be like Europe! Socialist Commies!”

    Oh, WELL SAID! That’s exactly it, in a nutshell!

  9. Hawthorne

    Hawthorne said, about 3 years ago

    “Wrong, as usual.”

    How so? The surveillance was instituted by GWB – your guy, I believe. Not a Dem, not even a nominal one.

  10. Wabbit

    Wabbit GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    the argument of “if you are innocent, why do you care?” is wrong these days with super cop who use military type actions They will find something or plant something on you if they want.

  11. jack75287

    jack75287 said, about 3 years ago

    David, honest do you know how self-righteous you sound sometimes.

  12. jack75287

    jack75287 said, about 3 years ago

    Same as David!

  13. jack75287

    jack75287 said, about 3 years ago

    You are making the claim against us can you prove any of your comments.

  14. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Current “spying” technology would have been J. Edgar Hoover’s wet dream!! C’mon folks! While “liberals” have been guilty of “big brohterism” with regard to altruism and taking care of others (like Jesus taught), it’s “conservatives”, like Hoover, and “good Christians”, who’ve been invading privacy, like in you BEDROOM!

    It’s also the fundamentalist, religious “conservatives” who’ve long, like for several thousand years, been dictating some pretty ridiculous, and invasive, “moral laws”, as in read the laws Moses handed down, HUNDREDS OF THEM, all what we’d consider, if thinking rationally, invasion of privacy, and “private behaviors”. But not to worry, the priesthood then, like “Rocks” example of the money-making tricks with the yellow lights, that have made pretty good profits for “the lawmakers”, and the more conservative they are, the more they worship with the moneychangers, that well, Jesus condemned!

    Haven’t done anything wrong? Remember Jimmie Carter’s grief suffered over the statement in the Playboy interview? Yep, they want to bug you to see if you “lust in your heart”, and that is NOT a “liberal” perspective!

  15. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, about 3 years ago


    “Those who would give up liberty for security will get nor deserve either. – Benjamin Franklin”

    Sorry, that is NOT something that B.F. WROTE. Though he did USE something similar in a couple of places, whether he wrote it or not. However, the way he stated it was different and thus had a different meaning. Here’s the way it first appeared:

    “They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.”

    You can splutter if you like that the words “essential” and “a little temporary” are not important, but in fact they are absolutely necessary for a proper understanding of the text. EVERYTHING we do for safety requires giving up a little liberty. For example, our safety depends a great deal on a portion of our nation temporarily giving up nearly all its liberty: I mean our military personnel. Speed limits are another example of trading liberty for safety. Yet sensible people recognize the necessity for military discipline, and such things as speed limits. Franklin warns us that we have to be careful not to pay too high a price for too little benefit. This is always sound advice. Reducing this statement to a bald black-and-white, either-or choice between liberty and security (not precisely the same thing as safety) renders this good advice into childish nonsense.

    But some folks just don’t do nuance, do they?

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