Great Britain is one of our closest allies in the world. The nation holds a special place for Americans along with Canada and Israel. We share a history and a culture with the British people and that has led to a strong connection with the nation that helped to birth our own.
So it is with great interest (and more than a little sadness) that we continue to watch closely the degradation of British culture and law.
One of the more important failures of modern British law and justice is their war on free speech. Free Speech has a long history in the Anglo world, and the fact that it is being destroyed in Britain speaks volumes about the collapse of western culture. We have brought you the stories of Britain’s attacks on free speech before (here and here), and things only appear to be growing worse.
How could it get worse than Christians being arrested for simply speaking what they believe?
How about the police arresting politicians for quoting other politicians?
That is what happened in the most recent attack on free speech in Britain. Paul Weston, who is the chairman of the Liberty GB Party, was recently arrested while giving a speech in Winchester, England. What was the horrible thing that got him arrested?
He quoted Sir Winston Churchill, the hero and British Prime Minister through much of WWII.
‘Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live.
‘Thousands become the brave and loyal soldiers of the faith: all know how to die but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it.
‘No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith.’
The police say that Mr. Weston was arrested “on suspicion of religious/racial harassment.” Religious/racial harassment for quoting on of Great Britain’s greatest and most iconic leaders? It is definitely a sad day for the nation of Britain.
A spokesperson from Liberty GB had this to say about the entire situation.
‘Mr Weston was standing on the steps of Winchester Guildhall, addressing the passers-by in the street with a megaphone.
‘He quoted an excerpt about Islam from the book The River War by Winston Churchill.
‘Reportedly, a woman came out of the Guildhall and asked Mr Weston if he had the authorisation to make this speech.
‘When he answered that he didn’t, she told him, “It’s disgusting,” and then called the police.
‘Six or seven officers arrived. They talked with the people standing nearby, asking questions about what had happened.
‘The police had a long discussion with Mr. Weston, lasting about 40 minutes.
‘At about 3pm he was arrested. They searched him, put him in a police van and took him away.’
The Liberty GB mission statement reveals what the party believes to be the ‘most important issues of our time’ – namely ‘mass immigration from the Third World, the steady rise of fundamentalist Islam and the hijacking of traditional British culture and institutions by well-organised left-wing progressives’.
It seems that in this case the fears of the Liberty GB Party have been proven correct. Will we allow the same destruction of liberty to happen here in the USA that Britain has allowed there? I pray not.
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