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Benjamin Franklin once said: "Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." The framers of the Constitution rightly feared the power of unrestrained government, hence all the explicit limits to executive power in the body of the Constitution and the addition of the Bill Of Rights to further, and forever, delineate our rights vis-a-vis government. These "talking points" from the Feds are designed to prey on people's fears and desire for security, so they may take away a portion of our rights. The idea that Apple should be compelled to do these things because "Apple grosses hundreds of billions of dollars each year. It would take as few as six employees plucked from Apple's workforce of approximately 100,000 people as little as two weeks to create a workable solution to the FBI's problem" is a problem since it appears the government would like the company (and by extension anyone) to work for them for free. I hope the American public and the courts don't fall for the Feds' fear mongering and misdirection. This grasp for power is very chilling, and for me personally very disheartening.