The rise of right-wing (fascist) parties, in too many parts of Europe, is as concerning as it is disturbing. Totalitarianism, with its seductive promise of simplistic solutions, always seems to have its adherents. This, despite bitter lessons from the 20th century, on what these "simplistic solutions" actually involve. The term "totalitarianism" is relatively new, in historical time, a century or so; but, the primary motivation—the creation of "order"—has probably been around for as long as politics.
When confronted with the temptations both Benjamin Franklin & Thomas Jefferson have been credited with the same chilling observation; irrespective of the progenitor it can be summarised as: "If you give up a little more freedom, for a little more law-and-order, you deserve neither and you'll lose both."
(Thanks to C Monsour who has pointed out that the original progenitor was, in fact, Benjamin Franklin. There are sources which credit Thomas Jefferson. He, TJ, said much about democracy; and, its potential perversion.)
A possible translation could be:
"Si libertatem paulatim cedetis, salutem paulatim ad pariundum, neque merebitis et utrasque perdetis."
Is this correct?