14 March 2010

There orter be a law

Tim Worstall comments in the Times that the proposed imposition of a lower blood alcohol limit for drivers is regardless of the fact that 'Britain has the lowest number of accidents per million vehicles on the roads of any EU country, except near-roadless Malta'.
Such a law would be to the detriment of our reputation as a law-abiding people, a reputation built on the general agreement that we aren’t scofflaws because we tend not to have laws at which we scoff.
WHAT reputation as a law-abiding people? That went in the 1960s, when one of the most self-policing people in the world woke up to the fact that only mugs obeyed the laws and paid the taxes imposed on them by a self-regarding and self-serving political elite.

That was then. What we have seen more recently is legislation passed according to the low-mid quest for validation of their mediocrity in law, according to the criterion of nosy, sanctimonious neighbours anxious to make everybody else's lives as dull as their own.

We already are a nation of scofflaws - thank God. It's practically the only sign that some spirit still exists in this miserably misgoverned society.

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