"The Liberal Democrat remain steadfast in their belief that liberty must not be sacrificed on the altar of security and regrets the climate of fear that has been fostered by the approach of both Labour and the Conservatives to issues of domestic and international security. We believe that liberty, justice and the separation of powers are essential to achieving lasting security and that abandoning liberties, particularly in the face of unconventional threats from criminals and terrorists, will only serve to make Britain both less free and less secure."
Robin Lawrence
UK Liberal Democrat Park Ward Councillor
Liberal Democrat Conference, Sep. 13, 2008
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If for some reason, you don't buy into the fear mongering brain wash...you might notice the only thing getting more secure is the government's stranglehold on our liberties.
 -- J Carlton, Calgary     
     -- Anonymous, Reston, VA, US      
    It doesn't matter who said it, its true, there and here.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
    From what I can gather from this quote, the 'Liberal Democrat' in the UK is the equivalent of the Libertarian in the US. Too bad the liberal Democrats in the US do not agree...
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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