* Posts by Martin Budden

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Father of ID cards moots compulsory passports instead

Martin Budden

False choice between liberty and security

Blunket says that "Labour has got the balance between liberty and security broadly right". He doesn't seem to understand that this is a false choice. Much of our security is derived from our liberty. It is possible to choose things that increase both our security and our liberty.

Obama recognised this in his Inaugural Address:

"As for our common defense, we reject as false the choice between our safety and our ideals."