The news on the internet that a father from Shiner in Texas will not have to face charges for killing the man who was in the process of raping his 5 year old daughter is one of the few times in recent years when a decision that gets publicity appears to be just. This time, a criminal justice system does what it says on the tin and produces justice.
Compare that to the plight of Tony Martin in Britain who ended up being found guilty of injuring and killing burglars who invaded his home at night with intent to rob him, but who got no help from the state to protect his property.
Britain needs to make its mind up whether we are a property-owning democracy, or a fascist state where our freedoms are circumscribed by what the politicians decide we are allowed to do.
In essence, the case of Tony Martin, prosecuted for protecting his property is no diffectent from cases of people being disciplined at work for carrying a palm cross in a works vehicle after Palm Sunday, or for refusing to let a double room to a couple who were not married in a guest house. More and more it is the state that decides whether we are free to do this or refuse to do that.
The big question is whether we are prepared to be sufficiently adult to tell the state and its busybodies to get out of our lives, and then what will all those busybodies do when their non-jobs all disappear? No doubt they will find some other way to cause trouble for the rest of us. We shall see what will happen soon, because, with the backlash in May at the local government elections against the Conservatives, where I live UKIP several times forced the Conservatives into third place. When folks realise that Labour are only promising more of what the gave us before, when their leader was either delusional or a liar when he declared that he had abolished boom and bust – well he was half right about that – they left us morally bankrupt and financially bankrupt ad politicians held in even lower regard than estate agents and the Conservtives no better morally, with noses firmly in the trough of unreasonable expense claims for duck houses or the like, perhaps it is time to look to a party who has not had a history of screwing the public.