"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."

Saturday, 1 August 2009

In This Country...

In this country we believe in:
The right of each individual to live his own life without interference from the government.
A government providing necessary financial support, via our taxes, for those who are experiencing difficult times.
Small, arm's-length government.
A prison sentence being just that - Life means Life.
One law for all and everyone equal under that law.
The state providing an adequate defence for our country, via our taxes.
Central govt & local govt workers being elected to office, not 'power'.

In this country, we don't believe in:
Providing welfare from cradle to grave.
Banning or burning books, films or any other media.
Capital punishment except in notable circumstances, eg police officers or treason.
Rioting if we are offended.
'Honour' killings - there's no such thing: murder is murder.
Unmarried, teenage pregnancies as a role model for our children.
Bending over backwards any more.

In this country we only riot for the most important reason - ie against an over-weening government. That is all you need to know about England. If you can't comply then immigrate to Scotland or Northern Ireland, if you dare, and take Brown and the rest of his gang with you.

4 comments:

  1. "Small, arms'-length government."

    OR:
    Small-arms length government.

    I wondered when you'd get around to the right to bear arms...
    I'm not for it myself, but I've got to admit that now the government is devolving its monopoly of violence to bouncers and the criminal underclass, we're really going to have to look at the whole self-defence issue.

    Needless to say the Left wants to punish home-owner defenders, but I wonder where British libertarians stand on this these days?

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  2. You're right NNW - I had the apostrophe in the wrong place. I don't know the Libertarian Party's stance on individuals bearing arms. I wouldn't like to see it - I'd just like equal rights with burglars, muggers, murderers and rapists ;)

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  3. I listened to a moving account on R4, from a soldier forced to witness atomic experiments on Christmas Island. The people who made them do that became millionaires, Lords and died comfortably. What shame.

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  4. It took years fighting for compensation after those tests OR - same old story.

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