Friday, April 30, 2010

On gun rights and taxes

An excellent piece by Brian Lilley. Another reminder how we have forgotten the fundamental freedoms that have been handed down to us. The lefties think of these as American rights, but They certainly did apply to Canada as well.
"That the subjects which are Protestants may have arms for their defence suitable to their conditions and as allowed by law."

Now in true British fashion it does have the caveat not found in the later American Bill of Rights. Clearly no one will overturn the gun registry or restrictions on certain weapons with an appeal to the old bill, but it is a an interesting historical reference.

Another section of the English Bill of Rights that we sadly need reminding of in this day in age is the ancient idea of no taxation without representation.

1 comment:

L said...

As well, in the days of auld, one had to have property to vote. There are some days, like today, when I wonder where the people paying the huge bucks should not have more say. After all, it is my money you are taking. Is the murderer in jail in my riding going to vote conservative? Who gave back them the right to vote? It is easy to vote for the nanny state when you are not paying for it.

I Support Lord Black