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To: the scotsman
Really? Well I know this much, Britain owned about half the world and the countries that they eventually relinquished after the monarchy was castrated have mostly devolved into savagery and their main Islands are shot through with Muslims who practice Sharia law and do what ever the he** they want. How much worse off could they be? Their navy sucks and their military over all is only a fraction of what it was only a mere 60 years ago.

They have sunk most of the way into communism and now they have the Muslims to contend with also.

38 posted on 03/26/2012 3:34:55 PM PDT by calex59
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To: calex59

The monarchy was held to account in 1215 in England (the Magna Carta), in Scotland in 1320 by the Declaration of Arbroath, and most famously in the 1640’s by Oliver Cromwell and the Parliamentarians.

Parliaments have existed in the UK for 800 years. Thank god. Britain at times in its history was ruined by brutal kings who believed in divine rule and restricted the basic freedoms of the people.

The British Empire flourised from the 17th to mid 20th C, and the restriction of monarchial power and the expansion of parliamentary power has a great deal to do with that.

Muslims do not own Britain, and Sharia Law is only allowed in five English cities, and is legally curtailed, like Jewish Beth Din law, to civil cases. Therefore the vast majority of UK Muslims have no access to it.

The Royal Navy, like all the British armed forces, has been reduced, due to national debt, but it does not ‘suck’. As a proud Brit, who has served in the armed forces, I take great offence to such a comment. The British armed forces are still a superbly trained and well led force that is still one of the things that makes this country still great.

The British armed forces, man for man, pound for pound, is as good as any in the world and better than 99.99%. We may not be the biggest anymore, but we are pound for pound as good as any.

As to ‘communism’, no Britain didnt sink into communism. Like many Americans, you cannot grasp the difference between socialism and communism. Both badly flawed systems, but communism is different and much worse. Britain post 1945 in many areas of life embraced a well meaning and attractive socialism, one that looked to sort the problems of poverty, race, gender, sexuality, education, immigration etc. What it actually created was serious social problems, be it education, multiculturalism, poverty etc.

We are now seeing the sad ‘fruits’ of that failed idea. And we have only really realised in hindsight in the last 15-20 years the damage done.


40 posted on 03/27/2012 1:16:23 PM PDT by the scotsman (I)
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