Saturday, January 31, 2009

The Nanny State Revolts?

I've always felt if there was any nation in this world that exemplifies the Nanny State, it would be England. The British people, with the help of the government they elect, seem intent on banning just about everything. A lot like California, huh?

That said, it was kind of inspiring to see the British actually demonstrating on behalf of at least some of their lost freedoms on this video (video runs about 9 minutes). The demonstration focuses on gun and hunting rights that have been lost in England, but the signs seem to reflect libertarian views, at least to me.

The crowd doesn't seem all that big to me, but maybe it's just the camera angle that makes it look that way. The comment that came with the link said something about it being the biggest demonstration of its kind there, whatever that means.

Hopefully, the demonstration is representative of a growing number of the British citizens. But I can't help but think, even if it is, those people are probably like most Californians who complain about things the politicians do to them and then re- elect those same politicians time after time.

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3 Comments:

At 8:50 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fred, are you sure the reason you have "always felt if there was any nation in this world that exemplifies the Nanny State, it would be England" isn't just because of Mary Poppins?

 
At 10:03 AM, Blogger Carol said...

Long Live the Queen!

 
At 10:54 AM, Blogger Fred said...

Shouldn't that be God save the queen?

I was actually going to throw that in at the end of the post but figured it wouldn't be in the revolutionary spirit of the video.

 

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