“Penny Wise or Pound Foolish”?


“Penny Wise or Pound Foolish”?

The following is a comment that  was submitted by Frank Fujita, relative to my “Live Free Or Die” post, yesterday.

Frank comments frequently on my posts and you can read his remarks by clicking on his name  under “recent comments” on the middle right side of my blog page.

Independent of your (or my)  political views, I believe that my fully posting his remarks will provide  food for thought, as will Glenn Beck’s program on Fox tonight at 5:00Pm Eastern ( Revolutionary Holocaust; Live Free Or Die).

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Author : Frank Fujita
Comment:

I don’t get cable — but if the show is available on the web, I’ll watch for at least 10 minutes.

In the meantime, the phrase “Live free or Die.” reminds me of a post by Connor Friedersdorf
http://www.thedailybeast.com/author/conor-friedersdorf/

If I may address the skeptics on the right directly, it is penny wise and pound foolish to worry about creeping tyranny via government-run health care or gun control when we’re another terrorist attack away from popular support for an archipelago of secret prisons where anyone can be whisked away and tortured without any evidence against them. Look to Europe if you doubt whether government-run health care or black sites run by secret police are a more immediate threat to the liberty of innocents.

Do you think that I exaggerate?

Know that one of the Gitmo Three was arrested at age 17, held for some years without being charged, and scheduled for release at the time of his death due to the military’s conclusion that no evidence linked him to al Qaeda or the Taliban. We may never know exactly how he and his fellow detainees died: A conclusive, independent autopsy is impossible because their bodies were returned to their families with their throats missing.

Thanks for your perspective, Frank

Tom

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