OK, I MUST Comment on This (From work…)
The BBC is reporting that Mr. Kevin Morris, chairman of the Police Superintendents Association in England wants “every Briton” in a DNA database.
I am not surprised.
Disappointed, but not surprised.
Orwell was just a little off in his dates.
And I am once again reminded of our Declaration of Independence:
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. –That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.
But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security
The Britons who understood this idea apparently left to come here.
But here’s the
money asshat quote from the article:
“Experience has shown that the general public come forward in their thousands when they believe their sample will help police to detect a serious crime.”
Right. Step forward and prove yourself innocent like a good little prole. We’re from the government and we’re here to help you.
To the brits: I hope your chains rest lightly upon you. You’ve spent the last sixty years forging them.