You had me, Simon, until the last paragraph. :-)
Long Beach, California, USA
On Feb 7, 2005, at 8:36 AM, Simon Worby wrote:
> Winsor Crosby wrote:
>> Thank you all for your input. It helps some in the understanding.
>> I will not subject the list to political comment except to say
>> that it is really bizarre to see conservatives expressing concern
>> for the loss of citizen rights in your country during the
>> conservative assault on rights in this country. Difficult to wrap
>> the mind around.
> It's easy, really. Your Conservative Party (which you call Republicans)
> are illiberal (in terms of civil liberties). Our Labour Party (the
> equivalent of your Democrats) are also very illiberal: they represent
> the Nanny State and detest personal freedom and civil liberties.
> The trouble is, for all their hot air when out of office, all political
> parties become control freaks when they take office. Civil liberties
> have been massively eroded in this country throughout the various
> post-war governments (irrespective of the colour of the party in power)
> with no discernible benefit of any kind to the inhabitants.
> To me, the most amazing (as much for its lack of opposition as the lies
> on which it was based) law against civil liberties in this country was
> under the Tories: the requirement to wear seat belts in the front seats
> of a motor car.
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