Of course I think the original quote was giving up freedom for the illusion of security is stupid. But trading actual freedom for actual security is simply a choice. You give up some freedoms to put a lock on your door, but it providers very real security unless you live in a very unfortunate location.
I found this one today:
If you don't stand behind our troops, feel free to stand in front of them.
Like that many people are against the troops. I'm not sure I've seen anyone who is. Though I doubt doubt there are some raging idiots you can't tell the difference between being against a particular war and the troops who are required to participate.
Yeah, I get the sentiment but that one is stupid as hell. It's also assumes that "the troops" in question are all war criminals, and putting your civilian political enemies in front of them will mean the troops massacre them or use them as human shields. And since this quote almost always comes from the kind of people who defend the honor of "the troops," maybe they shouldn't lob that accusation around while thinking that they're being clever.
Another one that I don't like is "fighting for peace is like screwing for virginity," intended to mean that it isn't possible at all to pursue one by way of the other.
Well yeah, actually it is. Especially if the point of said screwing or fighting is to have a revolution or procreate, to bear unto the world a new generation of people - better people than us - who hopefully will not repeat our mistakes, and will adhere to new and better principles by virtue of their liberty from the old ones. And if they thereby live better and more fully than we do, then I'd say our screwing made some damned good "virgins" as it were. This quote only works as intended if the only generation you care about is your own.