Totally OT: Re: OT Now: Re: TI Professional Computer

From: Sellam Ismail <>
Date: Tue Jun 13 15:27:43 2000

On Tue, 13 Jun 2000 wrote:

> I forget the actual words, and who said it, but there is a saying that goes
> something like this. "Those who are willing to trade thier freedom for a
> little safety deserve neither freedom OR safety."

It was Benjamin Franklin, and I know what you're talking about, but this
is the totally wrong context.

> I'm responsible for my own safety, and all the stupid lawsuits in the US
> take away our freedom!

Would you rather have the freedom to sue when you're legitimately
deserving of compensation from being injured by an idiot or the freedom
from being sued when you cause injury?

If we're going to talk about "freedom", let's at least put it in the
proper context.

> Isn't there another quote, this one in the "Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy"
> that goes something like, "Lawyers, the first ones up against the Wall when
> the Revolution comes"?

Until you actually need one...

I'm not defending them, I'm just being realistic.

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