I read with sadness the story of the MJC student who allegedly hoaxed a security threat against her school. She doesn't get it. We, here in America, do not live in fear. Yes, we must pay attention to those who would threaten our safety and deal with them severely. What she did was childish and immature. As citizens of our country, we all have the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. However, we also have the responsibility to accept the consequences of our actions. More security is not always the answer. We live in freedom. As Benjamin Franklin so eloquently said, "Those who would sacrifice freedom for security deserve neither."