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November 16, 2016


Joseph Grable, Sr.

“Security vs Freedom in the age of terrorism”

              Joseph Grable Sr was a fountain of information on national security in this age of terrorism.  He explained to us that the real question is freedom vs tyranny.  We need to be aware of the Constitution of the US and know what it says and how it is to be implemented.

             He reminded us of the words to the oath of office for elected officials and Benjamin Franklin’s words of wisdom:     "Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."   

              From the Lincoln-Douglass debates of 1858:  “It’s the common right of citizens vs the divine right of kings (tyranny)”  

              William Pitt:   “ ‘Necessity’   is the pleasure for every infringement of human freedom, whether from tyrant or slave”.


               His primary thesis is that we are the guardians of our liberty, we hold the power and authority.  We need to stay plugged in and pay attention.