The eroding of our Freedoms
Ireland is, for all its faults, a pretty free country. The PC brigade has not yet infested our Government and media, and the Christians are, largely, keeping themselves to themselves. For this we should count ourselves lucky. Certain Christians in the US have decided, unilaterally, that the word ‘holiday’ is an unacceptable utterance in the month of December. It’s something to do with Satan or Michael Moore, I forget which. These great free marketers have thus decided that any business which dares to use this ‘obscenity’ should be punished.
The PC brigade is of course following a similar agenda. Britain seems to have a particularly bad dose of this disease. There are too many examples to count, feast your eyes on these. Libertarians and Classical Liberals tend to focus on economic issues, and do not, in general, take these issues with the seriousness they deserve. Social control is, I believe, every bit as dangerous as economic control. The PC/Christian agenda aims to create a completely mono-cultural society, where everyone is expected to think, behave, and live as the Government proscribes. Resistance is simply not tolerated.
This may seem to be in the realms of fantasy, but just look at Saudi Arabia, North Korea etc. for real world examples of this state control. As libertarians, we have got to defend our freedoms to the hilt, any attack on them, such as the Patriot Act in the US, or Race ‘Hate’ laws everywhere, should not be accepted. These are our freedoms, the Government has a duty to defend them, but should have no authority to alter them.