April 30, 2013

quote of the moment

"Franklin said that those who would sacrifice liberty for security will get neither. It is a national disgrace that our government has held people for 11 years without trial on the flimsy excuse that they are prisoners of war. I think that holding prisoners under such circumstances is doing this country more harm than they could possibly do as terrorists. Having a system of justice that is effective is basic to all liberty. The Islamists are successful they have destroyed the principles upon which this nation was founded!"

-- a comment by cindy L in response to a guantanamo article on the NYT

she's absolutely, positively, correct