“The average man does not want to be free. He simply wants to be safe.”?





my prompt says: In a well-written essay, examine the extent to which Mencken's observation applies to contemporary society, especially in regards to the making and passing of laws that protect some part of society, the environment, or the economy. Consider how people surrender various freedoms for the sake of protection. Support your position with appropriate evidence from history, popular culture, literature, etc.I would be fine with some examples of how this quote is wrong. So far i have that women would've traded freedom for safety...help ! due tomorrow! and i just got it today!



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One Response to ““The average man does not want to be free. He simply wants to be safe.”?”

  1. anthroponomical says:

    “There is absolutely never a reason to give up one ounce of freedom for the sake of security, it won’t work.”-Ron Paul