You can't have your cake and eat it too

In the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing, it is not surprising that once again we will seek measures to protect ourselves from domestic violence. Once again, we will be frustrated that in doing so we will sacrifice some cherished liberties. Frank Bruni’s New York Times, 4/27 Op-Ed column, “The Lesson of Boston” puts it all in perspective.

As Mr. Bruni concluded:

“While we can and will figure out small ways to be safer, we have to come to terms with the reality that we’ll never be safe, not with unrestricted travel through cyberspace. Not with the Second Amendment. Not with the privacy we expect. Not with the liberty we demand.

That’s the bargain we’ve made. It’s imperfect, but it’s the right one.”

It is a sad commentary that there are those in this world who would prey upon the innocent to advance their own bloodthirsty agendas. They have always existed and unfortunately always will. There are measures we can take to make our lives safer but as the battle moves forward which should remember that old cliché, “you can’t have your cake and eat it too”.

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