posted on 05/28/2003 7:29:57 PM PDT
Good article. Thanks for posting.
posted on 05/28/2003 8:03:27 PM PDT
(Live Free or die)
This is actually a fairly old one from Steyn but it is one of my favorites.
I just sent this to a British in-law who thinks Americans are crazy to have a constitutional right to bear arms. He thinks all disputes should be settled with your fists. Maybe so, but it's not working in England very well any more. And the pubs aren't what they used to be, either, with hardly a free house left anywhere and the brewery chains running the show.
posted on 05/28/2003 8:34:41 PM PDT
It's easier... just to go "total": blame everyone, ban everything.
Well said, old chap.
posted on 05/28/2003 8:38:29 PM PDT
by E. Pluribus Unum
(Drug prohibition laws help support terrorism.)
I thought Birmingham has always been rough.
I know Strathclyde, Scotland is really bad. 380,000 people, 82 murders(2000?2001?) That was worse than all Michigan cities outside of Flint and Detroit.
posted on 05/28/2003 9:00:23 PM PDT
by Dan from Michigan
("It's the same ole story, same ole song and dance, my friend")
posted on 05/28/2003 11:39:36 PM PDT
Man, is this guy perceptive or what?
posted on 05/28/2003 11:56:06 PM PDT
To: Mensch; All
posted on 05/29/2003 1:46:41 AM PDT
(What part about "uninfringed" is so hard to understand? The 2nd guards the 1st...)
I LOVE his writing!
This should be chiseled in granite somewhere:
"The monumentally useless British police, with greater manpower per capita on higher rates of pay and with far more lavish resources than the Americans, haven't had an original idea in decades, so they cling ever more fiercely to their core ideology: the best way to deal with criminals is to impose ever greater restrictions and inconveniences on the law-abiding."
posted on 05/29/2003 6:10:37 AM PDT
To: AAABEST; wku man; SLB; Travis McGee; Squantos; harpseal; Shooter 2.5; The Old Hoosier; xrp; ...
Good read. And good insights into the political opportunism and social myopia of the "authorities", who ceaselessly utilize the actions of criminals to further their oppression of the law-abiding. Nothing good can be said about such a government, foreign or domestic.
posted on 05/29/2003 7:10:41 AM PDT
by Joe Brower
But, as I said, it's hardly worth mentioning in relation to Britain. In my part of New Hampshire, we're all armed to the hilt and any gangster who fancied holding up a gas station would be quickly ventilated by guys whose pick-ups are better equipped than most EU armies. ROTFLOL.
As usual, Steyn hits the bullseye!
posted on 05/29/2003 8:41:46 AM PDT
blacks, who make up 13 per cent of the population, account for over half the murders (and murder victims, too). Once you factor them out, Americans kill at about the same rate as nancy-boy Canadians.
I didn't think we were allowed to mention this fact.
posted on 05/29/2003 7:40:48 PM PDT
"In my part of New Hampshire, we're all armed to the hilt and any gangster who fancied holding up a gas station would be quickly ventilated by guys whose pick-ups are better equipped than most EU armies."
I liked that part.
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