When we last discussed Great Britain, we talked about how Doctors, making house calls in the employ of the government, would inspect the homes of their patients, and report infractions of the law to their political masters. We also discovered that the British government was placing video cameras in the homes of people that the government considered to be troublesome. I called the country a dictatorship.
A commenter, balkanoldhand, said that calling Britain a dictatorship was incorrect. Semantics. Call it totalitarian, if it makes you feel better. Still, the commenter felt that I was incorrect. I wonder how he would feel if he knew that British subjects were now being tried without a jury, in violation of Article 39 of the Magna Carta, which reads:
“No free man shall be captured, and or imprisoned, or disseised of his freehold, and or of his liberties, or of his free customs, or be outlawed, or exiled, or in any way destroyed, nor will we proceed against him by force or proceed against him by arms, but by the lawful judgment of his peers, and or by the law of the land.”
Thus again proving the point that a nation who’s citizens are deprived of arms inevitably slides into dictatorship. We are watching it happen first hand, and the United States is not far behind.