DeadFett wrote:"Essential" may be a debatable term to you when it comes to civil liberties, but, to me it isn't.
He said essential liberty. Meaning, there is unessential as well.
For example, you don't have the freedom to murder someone.
You don't have the freedom to drive a car without a license.
You don't have the freedom to walk on an airplane w/o going through a metal detector.
His point was you can't give up something essential, to get something temporary.
What is essential was left undefined.
and he didn't speak to whether you can give it up for something permanent.