Ben Franklin, Ebola and Liberty vs. Safety

When he wrote, “Those who would give up essential Liberty to purchase a little temporary Safety deserve neither Liberty nor Safety,” Ben Franklin wasn’t watching CNN. The threat on most colonists’ minds was British tyranny, not an invading...

Doctor, doctor …

— Roughly 1,500 Americans died in 2011 due to the seasonal flu in contrast to the one who recently passed away after contracting the Ebola virus. This bit of statistical comparison has not stopped a significant percentage of Americans and the folks they elect...