A member of the public Mr James Edwards, who lives in Wisbech South has replied to one of my posts here.
(Mr Edwards comments are in blue, mine are in black)
sorry to have to mail you but as a life long resident of the local area i find it disturbing that an ex police constable is able to believe in these stupid idea’s about less restrictions.
All these restrictions (drug laws, gun laws, database state) do is make things worse. If drugs were fully legalised all the drug pushers would be unable to compete with proper businesses like Tesco and would have to take up another way of making a living (like working behind the tobacco kiosk of the local Tesco). Crime would plummet and the tax on drugs would be enough to fully fund really excellent treatment of addicts. Even the drugs themselves would be of much more consistent quality so no more overdoses. Think about the ending of prohibition in America. The incidence of public drunkenness went DOWN, and organised crime hand to do something else ie a lot of them stopped being criminals. The whole of American society benefited.
As a life time english man I find that the only source of reason in the local area is cllr King and Cllr Tuck.
Cllrs King and Tuck believe in a large and powerful state with heavy taxation and ordinary people being pushed around at the politicians whim. I don’t call that reasonable, perhaps you do.
Yes I do not agree with some of the conservative ideals well a lot of them but hey If wisbech can be bought into the present day then only people like Cllr king and prospective candidate Steven Tierney.
Steve Tierney has told me he has libertarian leanings. If David Cameron wins the next general election Steve will end up severely disappointed that the tories only pay lip service to freedom.
About the Library Funding I went to a meeting about this and only 500k is coming out of the local budget and that money was transferred from central gov the other 2 mill is from the lottery
I have already pointed out elsewhere that £2m of the cost is voluntarily funded (as people are not forced to play the lottery) and that £500,000 comes from taxation (where people are forced to pay) Never the less, this spending is still a total waste of taxpayers money, the new library will not have any more books and doesn’t need a cafe, there are plenty of commercial cafes already in town.
now where would you rather this go to the library or the Immigrants or even worse wasted in some foriegn country.
I think this money should not have been taken by force from the taxpayers in the first place.
Also, libertarian policy is to scrap the foreign aid budget, stop giving immigrants any taxpayer funded welfare and only let in immigrants on a points basis based on skills shortages. We would also abolish Income Tax. Totally and for everyone. So if individuals really wanted to fund foreign aid or immigrants, even if they had minimum wage jobs, they would have an extra £108 a month with which to indulge themselves.
If YOU as an individual want foreign aid or welfare for immigrants then put your hand in your own pocket.
Also with less laws and control are you condoning the rule of power. Cause if so can i get your telly(joke).
Libertarians believe in strong law and order, for instance, I think parole should be abolished and that little old ladies should not live in fear of walking the streets at night but should be allowed to arm themselves with the best tools for self protection if they so wish. Anything other than this is nothing more than a criminals charter. Criminals can already get as many guns as they want, and being criminals they don’t care about the law. Why should the law mandate that little old ladies should be easy prey? If criminals didn’t know if their intended targets had the means to fight back, they would be much less likely to take the chance and crime would plummet.
I do belive that this country needs a shake up and certainly those up the next rung of power need a good boot up the rear but in the local area, we need the stability that certain people bring and yes your not one of them.
The tories have been in charge of the council since 1997. Now admittedly, the labour govt keeps a tight rein on councils with regard to what they can and can’t do but the local tories have not shown any ability to run things properly.
If you keep on voting for the same tired old parties you will keep on getting the same tired old results.
as i said sorry and i hope you use my blog cause i’d love the reply. Also long live my country keep it ours don’t give it away, but no hate we are all built the same under the skin.
I would be quite happy to comment on your blog but you have to let me know its name first. I also care deeply for my country, that’s why I am standing for the Libertarian Party whose policy is to trade with Europe but not be ruled by them. We also despise the left wing socialist racists of the BNP.