They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. -- Benjamin FranklinThat quote has been repeated so many times over the past decade that it now sounds trite and tired.
Over that decade the government has taken away our right to privacy, our freedom of movement, our right against unreasonable search and seizures, and eight billion dollars worth of our labors (and thus, our lives) each year -- all in the name of "safety from terrorists."
Well it turns out that leaked internal documents reveal that the TSA knows it doesn't prevent any terrorism. That is right: all of those rights that have been forfeited by the American people in the name of safety were lost for nought. Just as Benjamin Franklin warned, we are left with neither liberty nor safety.