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Liberty vs. security

Published: Sunday, March 31, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

To the Editor:

In recent decades, the world has witnessed leaders who promise their country a utopian future of shared wealth.

Their ideas are implemented by strong government and a weakened private economy. The tactics always are the same: blame the successful and confiscate their wealth by the government.

America’s founding was based on preserving individual liberty over the promises of security by government. Benjamin Franklin said that those who sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither.

Len Sasse

Crystal Lake

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