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Florida 4th Grader Brings Home Paper That Says, I Am Willing to Give Up Some of My Constitutional Rights in Order to Be Safer...

  • Laura B.

    This kid (parent) deserves neither! Shoot, med-brain is not telling me the person I should make attributions to. Franklin? Adams? I dunno! But still!

    • Beccolina

      Laura, perhaps your brain is over medicated? Your comment makes no sense. The kid deserves neither rights nor safety for copying what the teacher said? The parent deserves neither for being upset about this? If the teacher was quoting a founding father, she should be able to say that and defend the lesson, but that doesn’t seem to be the case.

      • Rosemarie

        +J.M.J+

        Laura is referencing this quote from Benjamin Franklin:

        “Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both. He who gives up freedom for safety deserves neither.”

        I think she’s saying that because the child is (apparently) willing to give up some of his constitutional rights for safety, he deserves neither freedom nor safety, as Franklin said.

  • Joseph

    Wow. (That is all I can say)

  • Joseph

    @Beccolina, Laura completed her cryptic comment with “I dunno!”. She’s right about that.

  • Heather Price

    We will be reading E.B. White’s Trumpet of the Swan this summer. Yep, that whole “freedom vs. safety” thing. My second favorite White book.

  • John M. Esparolini

    Just one more brick in the wall.

  • Tom R

    This kid’s nailed the Syllabus of Errors in one sentence.


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