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Will Libertarian-Republicanism finally take root in Britain?

2011/01/25

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“To be born an Englishman,” Cecil Rhodes once claimed, “is to win first prize in the lottery of life.” These days, Mark Steyn says the prize goes to Americans, and whenever I think of Westminster, I can’t help thinking he might be on to something.

Will Britain see the light of it’s own making? It was Britons who knew of Liberty first; From the Magna Carta to John Locke to Adam Smith, Freedom was Providence’s smile upon British natives, explorers and colonists. Yet Britain never grasped it at home with the vigor of her American sons and daughters.  Very much of the American revolution of 1760 to 1775 had it’s basis in the motherland.

If England’s Tories test the market for libertarian-conservative ideals they could own Britain for a generation.  Just ask Boris Johnson.

Maybe, by the middle of this decade, a rebellion among the sounder backbench Tories will cause a decent leader who believes in capitalism to be installed. But if we want a long-term solution to our lacklustre politics, we need to remove the power to chose candidates from the latte liberals in Conservative Campaign Headquarters – and permanently.

Go for it lads.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. ccoffer permalink
    2011/01/25 23:16

    The English invented the modern world. They’ve spent the last 50 years apologizing for it.

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