Associated Press
In this image provided by the Library of Congress, a portrait of Benjamin Franklin by Justus Chevillet (engraver) is seen, after a painting by Joseph-Siffrede Duplessis, 1778.

It doesn't matter if you are Republican, Democrat, Libertarian or Independent in your political views, we can all agree on the wisdom of Benjamin Franklin who as one of the Founding Fathers of our great America said, "Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety."

This really should tell us exactly how important it is in making the right decision for the 2012 election. It is up to each of us to search our souls to make the right decision as suggested by Benjamin Franklin.

Lewis V. Nord