Originally posted by Wotan
You poor misguided fool. The ones that left England to go to America were the bloody rejects of English Society. They were not pilgrims they were
virtually deported. I suggest you read up on the history of the so-called pilgrim fathers from a European perspective not the 'fluffy cuddly'
version you have been spoon-fed for generations.
Hah. Nothing more than typical limey propaganda designed to prop up thier aging and sagging pride. Those that left were the best of you, unwilling to
submit to your loopy royal rule and willing to risk life and limb to be free of the tyranny of the isles. Only those conteted with their serfdom and
servitude stayed behind.
Haha, it always makes me laugh when i hear about the Pilgrim Fathers - good bloody riddance.
Funny, thats the same thing y'all said about India, and the empire, and the right to bear arms, and freedom of speech, etc, etc. You do have a habit
of lettign the best of you go.
Where the hell do you get your information about the UK from ........ comic books. You have absolutely NO FLAMING IDEA. I would pit my freedoms
against yours anytime.
No you wouldn't, not if you had any sense. Do some research.
Amount of time an american citizen can be held without charges - 48 hours.
Amount of time a british cistizen can be held without charges? 28 DAYs.
Surveilance? needs a Judges approval in the states. In Britain? A "written application which is considered by a designated individual within the
body or agency". To put this in perspective, this would be like an FBI agent asking the Director of the FBI for permission. No judges needed.
Freedom of Speech? You know better, try and say soemthing offensive in public and watch how fast you get arrested. As Salman rushdie said "without
the freedom to offend, there is no freedom of speech"
So please, do us both a favor, and look up the vast scop of powers your government has under the
Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act of 2000
1987 Criminal Justice Act
Hell even your own people overwhelmingly agree wiht me.
Only one-third of respondents in a new survey of British adults believe free speech exists in their country, and only one in five believe that they
can safely voice their opinion on a sensitive issue.
[edit on 7/7/2008 by Shazam The Unbowed]