Ryan W. McMaken writes:
Every week it seems, some new law or court decision comes down that is beyond ridiculous and which makes the American state look almost like a paragon of reason and liberty. This week, there was the story of the great-grandmother who was put under house arrest and faced prison time for selling a goldfish to a teenage boy.There was the case of the British baby snatchers who actually went out of their way to convince the Spanish government to snatch a baby from the arms of a breastfeeding mother because she might have one day been a bad mother. The cases of outrageous baby snatching are too many to even list here. The British state has perhaps the most aggressive baby snatchers on all the earth. And the British tolerate it.
Then there was that case in which a homeowner was sentenced to prison time for beating up armed robbers who imprisoned and terrorized the homeowner’s family. The robbers went free. The homeowner couldn’t defend his home with a gun because guns are essentially banned in the UK. It should surprise no one that violent crime and property crime in the UK are sky high.
There was the case of the alcoholic who died after he was refused medical treatment by the socialist-medicine police who determined he wasn’t worthy. The UK has one of the most inefficient socialist health care systems in the world and in has only been in recent decades that one has even been allowed to hire a private doctor at all.
Basically, take all of America’s worst faults, ramp them up by about 50 percent, and you have the UK, where all the worst freedom-destroying tactics, laws, and abuses are tried out before export to the United States. Yet another once-nice country ruined by its awful government.
I have never understood why so many Americans wish to visit, thus give money to, that totalitarian crap hole.