Giving Up Essential Liberty?

Like Matt, I am more than a little bit nervous about eavesdropping on domestic phone calls.
Nevertheless I had to laugh at this gotcha to both sides of the partisan debate.
Let us not forget the perspective of Ben Franklin:

They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty not safety..

You can be sure that your Foundation will be working tirelessly to defend liberty in 2006.
Update 12/28/05: More on giving up essential liberty in other contexts here.