Benjamin Franklin said it best

This makes me smile:

Those who would sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither.

Speaking to students at Georgetown University law school, Gonzales said a 15-day grace period allowing warrantless eavesdropping under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act demonstrates that Congress knew such surveillance “would be essential in wartime.” Confronting Gonzales during his nearly half-hour speech were more than a dozen young people in the audience who turned their backs to him and held up for a banner for television cameras. The banner, loosely based on a Benjamin Franklin quote, read: “Those who would sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither.”

Alberto Gonzales at Georgetown University law school

(via BoingBoing)