This quote by Benjamin Franklin is true now as they were the day he spoke them…
“They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. Those Who Sacrifice Liberty For Security Deserve Neither. He who would trade liberty for some temporary security, deserves neither liberty nor security.”
FOCUS: Terror-weary French choose security over sacred liberté
Backed overwhelmingly by MPs in parliament’s lower house on Tuesday, the law makes permanent elements of the state of emergency enacted after the 2015 Islamic State attacks in Paris that left 130 people dead.
Without seeking permission from a judge, authorities will be able to limit the movements of suspected jihadist sympathisers, close places of worship
accused of condoning terror, and carry out more on-the-spot identity checks.
After several more Islamist assaults, President Emmanuel Macron’s government has been able to push the law through with minimal fuss — much to
the dismay of rights campaigners.
“There is a numbness of public opinion with regard to the defence of our liberties, a numbness that gets renewed with every terrorist attack,” said
lawyer Emmanuel Daoud, a member of the International Human Rights Federation.