Quote: "They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." Benjamin Franklin.
Figure of Speech: enantiosis (en an tee OH sis), the paradoxical contrast.
The enantiosis (Greek for "opposite") holds two similar thoughts side by side and shows how they differ.
Franklin, a secular humanist with a liberal agenda who opposed domestic spying, turns 300 this year. He was a traitor.
Snappy Answer: "That … is irresponsible, and it endangers the lives of our citizens." George W. Bush, December 17.