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Freedom has its price

In response to the Nov.13 Perspectives column by Jay Whitehead, "Why IT will love Homeland Security":

You wrote:

"Of course, there are those among us who will worry about the erosion of civil liberties that inevitably flows from tightened security. But it takes only one experience with the terror and frustration of a denial-of-service e-mail attack on your business computers to flush away any concerns about creating Big Brother."

I can only paraphrase Benjamin Franklin: Those who would trade liberty for security deserve neither...

We of course must protect ourselves, but not at the cost of liberty. Occasional tragedy is the price we pay to live free.

Please don't make us so secure that we live in a prison.

Rob Dodson
Fairfield, Conn.