Date: Sat, 25 Mar 2006 10:13:08 GMT
From: Paul Halliday <>
Subject: Re: Well, the convertible is on Ebay now.

in article 44246c3e$0$23292$, Grunff at wrote on 24/03/2006 22:01: > Paul Halliday wrote: > >> Well, this stream of discussion has led me to understand the US as "the land >> of the free", where the constitution has a real meaning. I know the US gets >> knocked both internally and internationally, with some sense of irony over >> the matter, but a constitution which enshrines the right to life without >> oppression is truly enviable. > > You have got to be kidding Paul. > > Without intending any disrespect towards any of our US Saabers, I > believe there is a huge gulf between what the US constitution intends > and what actually takes place. The principle of the constitution, and > the ideals it encompasses, are admirable. The reality is very different. Oh, indeed, but my point is that it is an ideal that has at least a legal footing, compared to the UK where we have no civil protections whatsoever ...

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