But I also say other things too.
Thank heaven for regulation: the driver made a mistake but they were driving at less than the speed limit.
Therefore the regulation is irrelevant, isn’t it, as they were already driving at less than that regulated speed.
And you say thanks for the NHS.
Well, no. For accident victims were helped off the road before we had an NHS. Accident victims are aided in places which don’t have an NHS. You know, everywhere else in the world? Around my way the ambulances (and the firemen) are volunteers. Seems to work just fine. What is meant is thanks we’ve got a health care system, an emergency response system. But that we’ve got the NHS as those doesn’t mean the NHS is the only way to organise those.
And other public services.
Ditto. There are other ways to organise services to the public.
And you note why it is that we live in a community.
And note that it matters.
Indeed we do and it does. Which is why other places do manage to organise such things communally without the use of the State’s power to command and insist.
And that all pay their part in it by paying tax so we can all enjoy the benefit of living in that society which can function because we do.
If we do it communally but not through the State then it’s possible to do it without using tax, isn’t it?
Because, yes I know tax does not pay for public services, but without tax to control the inflation that their supply would otherwise create, much of this would not be possible.
Tax is not necessary to do any of the above things. As plenty of places around the world show by doing them but not using tax to do so.
Now, back to work.
Perhaps, at least we can hope, to work on the idea that just because Britain does something in a particular manner it is not necessary to use that particular manner to do that thing?