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something i heard on npr this morning has me chewing on a large mental nugget.

what's the difference between liberty and privilege?

is getting on a plane without having to wait in line for two hours a liberty or a privilege? i think this is something that we will all have to demarcate clearly and in a public way in the coming months.

lest you take me for a raving libertarian, i'll be the first to admit that i don't know the answer. what is the proper balance between personal freedom and collective security? are our liberties those protected by the bill of rights and everything else is privilege?
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9/16/2001 10:22:00 AM 0 comments


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"it is hard to be brave," said piglet, sniffing slightly, "when you're only a Very Small Animal." rabbit, who had begun to write very busily, looked up and said: "it is because you are a very small animal that you will be Useful in the adventure before us."

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