More madness in the UK:
The home life of every child in the country is to be recorded on a national database in the ultimate intrusion of the nanny state, it has emerged.Cameras should be installed in all homes containing children to ensure that the data collected is more accurate. Just because the database says that child x eats five servings of fruits and vegetables, it doesn't mean it's true. Someone might lie.
But even that might not be going far enough, because the child might visit a home without state surveillance systems in place, and the child could be exposed to second hand smoke and maybe even consume trans fats, and the authorities wouldn't know, unless the child was a paid informant or aspiring politician, so all homes throughout the country should immediately be wiretapped and equipped with spy cams. For those sceptics out there whining about the cost of such a program, I say, shame on you! What about the children? Surely the health of the nation is more important than a few measly dollars. It will also be good for the economy because it will create jobs. But what about rights?
Rights are not abstractions, retorted the minister of defense, people either deserve rights or they don't, and these people certainly don't, anything else is just so much empty talk, You're quite right, said the minister of culture, rights aren't abstractions, they continue to exist even when they're not respected, Now you're getting philosophical, Has the minister of defense got anything against philosophy, The only philosophy I'm interested in is military philosophy, and then only if it leads us to victory, I am, gentlemen, a barrack-room pragmatist, and my approach, whether you like it or not, is to call a spade a spade, but now just so that you don't start looking down on me as someone of inferior intelligence, I would appreciate it if you could explain to me, as long as it's not a question of demonstrating that a circle can be transformed into a square of an equal area, how a right, if it isn't respected, can still continue to exist, Very simple, that right exists potentially in the duty of others to respect and comply with it, No offence, but civic sermons and demagoguery will get us nowhere, slap a state of siege on them and see how they like it ...HT: Jay Jardine
Friday, July 21, 2006
Posted by Lisa Turner on Friday, July 21, 2006