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UFW: Judges affirmed Franklin’s warning against trading ‘Liberty’ for ‘Safety’—and deserving neither
02/09/2017

UFW: Judges affirmed Franklin’s warning against trading ‘Liberty’ for ‘Safety’— and deserving neither

United Farm Workers President Arturo S. Rodriguez issued the following statement from the union’s Keene, Calif. headquarters after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit continued to halt President Trump’s executive order banning people from seven Muslim nations from entering this country:    

By rejecting the government’s argument that the Trump Muslim ban is “unreviewable” by the federal courts, the Ninth Circuit panel took to heart Benjamin Franklin’s words that, "Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."

Today’s decision is a victory for everyone in America who believes in constitutional and democratic rights and opposes bigotry against people because of their faith or national origin.

 

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