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Obama vs. Bush: A study in contrast
May 7th, 2013 by Warren Swil

In Boston tragedy, President did well:

He knows we can never be perfectly safe

President Obama meets with his cabinet in the White House on April 16. Photo credit: White House Briefing Room photographer

THE TRAGIC EVENTS in Boston on April 15, which President Obama soon called an act of terrorism, remind us that we can never be totally safe in a free society.
Nor should we try to be.
Even the notorious and Orwellian USAPATRIOT Act couldn’t prevent the bombings, which killed at least three and injured almost 200.
We are all slowly recovering from the shock, but a knee-jerk reaction by Congress – if it can overcome its paralysis for a moment – would be futile. Benjamin Franklin is credited with saying: “They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.”
He is right.


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