I spent a pleasant Thanksgiving with my family. The only unpleasantness was the airport security getting to and from my mom’s house. It seemed to me a reminder of how readily Americans these days are willing to give up their liberties for the appearance of a little security.
That is, I wasn’t so much upset with the measures themselves, which were merely annoying, as I was with the principle behind them. I don’t have much faith in the notion that we can be perfectly safe and also be a free people. And, if it comes down to it, I would rather be free than be completely safe.
But maybe that’s just me. What do you think?