Oh Dear Polly

No dear:

It is part of the social contract that citizens defend their borders, and taxation is spent on those with a legal right to be here, those whom voters choose to share their country with.

It is part of the social contract that we pay our taxes so that the State defends the borders so that the country is shared with those the voters wish to.

Think of it the way you\’ve put it here for a moment: "citizens defend the borders"? You mean that the BNP should go around checking on whether non-pinkish people have the correct papers? No, clearly not.

4 thoughts on “Oh Dear Polly”

  1. Stupid turn of phrase (it’s fairly obvious she meant to say ‘governments defend the borders’) – but good article, even Tim would have to admit…

  2. No it is citizens defend the border.
    Well anyone you can give a rifle to if based on the WW2 pattern of border defence.
    The government just points where the soldiers go.

  3. So Much For Subtlety

    I hate to say it but I agree with Polly. Point Seven of Sir Robert Peel’s Police principles was:

    “Police, at all times, should maintain a relationship with the public that gives reality to the historic tradition that the police are the public and the public are the police; the police being only members of the public who are paid to give full-time attention to duties which are incumbent upon every citizen in the interests of community welfare and existence.”

    The police are not a breed apart. They are merely some members of the community that are paid to undertake duties that we are all responsible for. There is, or ought to be, no Them and Us. They have a right to use guns, so should we because we are the same. In the same way the Army does not have the responsibility to defend Britain, we all do.

    The problem as I see it is institutionalisation. We are becoming like long term prisoners who have been in jail for so long they cannot do anything for themselves. We are so used to being looked after that we will not defend our own homes or property much less take care of our own medical needs. And just because we behave more and more like sheep and less and less like citizens, the authorities treat us more and more like sheep. We need to reclaim our rights to control our own destinies.

    Which means, in the end, the State does not do a damn thing. We do. Some of those things we temporarily and conditionally sub-contract to the State and our servants, but they remain ours to give or take back as we see fit. They are our servants. Not our masters. The buck stops with us. Not with them.

    Now that I have said that I am going to go and lie down until the shock of agreeing with Britain’s fourth most awful woman goes away.

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