I picked up this awesome Ronald Reagan quote from Medley today. Read the whole thing, and then think about what William Safire said last week about the Homeland Security Act. Emphasis is mine.
“You and I are told we must choose between a left or right, but I suggest there is no such thing as a left or right. There is only an up or down. Up to man’s age-old dream — the maximum of individual freedom consistent with order — or down to the ant heap of totalitarianism. Regardless of their sincerity, their humanitarian motives, those who would sacrifice freedom for security have embarked on this downward path.” — Ronald Reagan, 1964