Mudcat Café message #847593 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #54636   Message #847593
Posted By: The Pooka
14-Dec-02 - 10:44 PM
Thread Name: Sign a E Petition to 10 Downing St PELs
Subject: RE: Sign a E Petition to 10 Downing St PELs
My God. Been out of touch lately so this is new to me. I'm no libertarian laissez-faire free-marketeer; but this one sounds to this Yank like the regulatory impulse run amok.

Ineligible for the petition, I'll compose an email to that official cited above. / One cautionary note re a post above: my opinion, it's not unfair because of Scotland not being covered. It's just unfair, period. Beware the pitfall of feeling that an intrinsic wrong is somehow mitigated by more "equitably" speading it around. If my rights are violated and my neighbor's are not -- good for my neighbor. The fewer rights violated, the better. The harm to me is not one whit lessened if the other guy gets screwed too. The injustice here will not be in free Scotland. It will be in occupied England and Wales. The solution is not to extend the licensing plan, but to scrap it.