It is always good to be reminded about what some wise person said some time ago.
However, things change, and sometimes quotations are taken out of context.
'Freedom' is one of the most nebulously defined concepts, and consequently any reference to 'freedom' can be understood in a number of ways.
Long before Benjamin Franklin, Magna Carta defined some aspects of freedom and security, however, anybody who wants to take it literally today will find that modern society has cancelled most of the freedoms.
Another thing: I was away for a few days and lo and behold, several different threads were 're-directed' into debates about US politics and US history.
PS Does anybody know Benjamin Franklyn's social security number?