Thursday, 29 March 2007

The Demise of Western Government

The two most important tasks of a government are to protect the borders from invaders and to protect the people from criminals inside those borders.

But is there a single Western government which can be said to do either of those things effectively, despite the massive taxes they now take from us? They keep demanding more power, and more money, yet do less and less with it.

Crime is exploding around the Western world because the decent people have been disarmed and are prosecuted if they try to defend themselves. The borders are undefended, because 'multiculturalism' and 'anti-racism' has made illegal immigration seem a minor misdemeanour.

America, for example, claims to be fighting a 'War on Terror', yet the border with Mexico is porous and the government refuses to take effective action to protect it or to throw out the millions of illegal immigrants already in the country. How can anyone take them seriously when they spend more money on 'Defence' than any nation in the history of the world, yet allow millions of invaders into their country?

Britain is 'fighting crime' with a rapidly growing high-tech police state of cameras, databases and -- soon -- ID cards, yet crime rates continue to rise. The police concentrate their high-tech powers on such dangerous crimes as speeding or driving without paying road tax, while the streets become ever less safe and property crimes like burglary are ignored.

The only kind of crime that modern governments seem to care about is tax evasion by the middle class, and the only kind of defence they seem to care about is defending the politicians from the people. How long can a nation survive when the borders are open, crime is ever increasing, and the politicians no longer trust the people they supposedly represent?

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