Tuesday, September 26, 2006
Nararator: In an alterate universe, the events of 1774 happen instead in 2004...On the other hand, waiting to post this has serendipitously allowed the news to demonstrate that Franklin was correct; despite Americans allowing their government to take away their liberties, the threat of terrorism has increased.
Ted Koppel: The British Parliament passed the Coercive Acts today. The acts streamline government and give the king's troops the tools they need to root out terrorists. Benjamin Franklin said that those who surrender their liberties to gain a little safety deserve neither. Tories in Parliament responded by asking why "Liberals like Franklin hate the Americas."