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reply to post by crazyewok
Deluding myself? Please....
The UK is the MODEL for BIG BROTHER.
Talk about delusion.
5 Harassment, alarm or distress.
(1) A person is guilty of an offence if he—
(a) uses threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour, or disorderly behaviour, or
(b) displays any writing, sign or other visible representation which is threatening, abusive or insulting,
I'm gonna keep going back and forth with you about whose country is better/worse
So I seem to be the only person that actually bothered READING the news article in question, before commenting on it.
He was one of two men interviewed oby police following a bitter, ill-tempered feud over plans for a mining memorial
The memorial dispute sank to new depths at a Rugeley Town Council meeting last week, when police ejected Mr Christopher.
He was enraged by public allegations that some of those involved in the miner's tribute were 'thugs and fascists'.
One council official admitted: 'It didn’t come to fisticuffs, but it was close.'
One was of a shocking image of decapitation, another featuring a wheelchair-bound individual, both posted by Mr Phillips.
He said: 'They are vile and deeply offensive, anti-Muslim, anti-disabled.'
Despite what the article says, I doubt (as you worded it) "posting a joke" had anything to do with being questioned by police. The issue goes MUCH deeper than that simple story.
edit on 9-12-2013 by alfa1 because: (no reason given)
Until we all stand up together and put a stop to this nonsense it will just continue to get worse, then when we decide we ought to do something it'll be too late.
Your entire post is superficial and could easily be picked apart
If voting doesn't right the ship which it seems like it won't and if demands for regresses of grievances go unanswered or non-actioned then our founding documents give us the right, a natural right to use our second amendment rights to correct things as best we can as a last resort.
If you think that is extreme, think again.
Our Constitution is Americas supreme law, it can not be undone by any other means than what the Constitution allows for.
Should any government at any time in control of the United States operate willfully and openly against the Constitution then they cease to be a legitimate government.
Ultimately and unfortunately, the remedy for that problem should all other avenues fail is direct resistance of tyranny through violence. Make no mistake, this is why the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution exists.
If you want to make an argument about governments becoming usurpatious, you can take that argument up with history because it's not I who came up with that idea, it is has been happening since the dawn of civilized man, it's not a conspiracy theory, it's historical fact.
Take this story for instance, what would you do to protest, what is the worry of the government to do something like this where you live?
Obviously they do not fear an armed revolt,
you don't have arms.............
Where is the checks and balances and what leverage do you have to ensure this type of thing does not become rampant and expanded to violate even more of your "Tolerated allowances" I'd call them rights but that would be inaccurate, wouldn't it.
So the common core curricula that forces faculty and students to confront each other about their "white privilege" isn't persecution?
So when a white male is more qualified than a black man and a mexican female and he isn't even CONSIDERED for the job or slot in a good school because he's WHITE he's not persecuted?
Cool... well I guess I can unsaddle from all this white guilt I'm supposed to be carrying
So yeah kali you're free to stick your head in the sand and only get mad when brown people are wronged or whatever it is your pet agenda is these days.
Didn't this occur in England?
England doesn't have the Bill of Rights or 1st amendment protection. Not that it means much in the US anymore either, but I assume they have different standards of 'free speech' in England and Europe.