Wednesday, July 13, 2005

THINK OF ENGLAND AS AN OASIS OF CIVILIZATION?

I love blogs! By selecting a variety of viewpoints (male, female, old, young, conservative, moderate, libertarian, and geographically all over), I can find out so much that is not covered in my bland and liberal daily local paper.

Over at Alpha Patriot, I found some fascinating nuggets about England:
Indeed, by the year 2000, CBS News was reporting that America was safer than the UK as British citizens are more likely to be burglarized, almost twice as likely to be robbed, and two-and-a-half times more likely to be assaulted than their American counterparts.

By 2001 the British government was planning ways to eliminate jury trials and double jeopardy protection.

By 2004, supposedly in reaction to terrorist threats, the British government proposed incarcerating people based on "pre-emptive" charges, before a crime is even committed [and people worry about our little Patriot Act over here].

In 2005, the British government began deploying the army to city streets in order to confront and arrest "drunken yobs" [I believe that would be called "martial law" over here].
There's more, go read the full post.

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