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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Taking the "Great" out of Britain

Britain's Anti-Terrorism act of 2000 and it's section 44 in action:

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I don't even know where to begin...

The land of CCTV disallows their own citizenry from filming in open spaces? What the...

And after all the moaning about the U.S. Patriot Act (which I find violates or has the potential to violate the first, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth amendments to our Constitution and possibly the tenth and fourteenth as well) the fact is, American law enforcement is smart enough to know not to try this shit on us. But...

Was it Sinclair Lewis that said "it can't happen here"?

Hmph.

I often view quizzically at our brothers across the ocean. How did they get like this? They don't even agree on what makes them Great. Well, it's not that they can't agree, heck we'll never have a common consensus on what makes America great. The problem is that none of the answers to the question "What makes Great Britain, Great" can include the following as an answer:

The Bill of Rights.

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