What Ben Franklin warned us about .
"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither safety nor liberty."
"This will be the best security for maintaining our liberties. A nation of well-informed men who have been taught to know and prize the rights which God has given them cannot be enslaved. It is in the religion of ignorance that tyranny begins."
"When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic."