So the Patriot Act is going to be renewed from the looks of things….

House vote is last bar to Patriot Act renewal – U.S. Security – MSNBC.com

And of course those against the Patriot Act (usually liberals or ‘progressives’) will readily quote Founding Father Ben Franklin:

Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.

To those who cling to these words I would like to remind you that he was ALSO able to carry a gun in his day because no one questioned the Second Ammendment or it’s validity for the sake of “a little temporary safety”…

The right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.