State ownership – where does it begin or end

Where do you believe state ownership should begin and end. I am not talking here of state ownership of industries or national assets, what I am talking of here are things which are personal to you. At what level do you believe that the state should own, or control what is yours. Where would you draw the line.

Is it your car, where the state makes you register it (with punitive measures for not doing so), purchase road tax (with punitive measures for not doing so), inspect it once a year (with punitive measures for not doing so) and insure it (with punitive measures for not doing so), then wants to monitor what you do with it, where you drive and charge you money for going to certain places, like London (with punitive measures for not doing so).

Is it your house, where the state will decide on the form of contract that you can enter into with the lenders (with punitive measures for not doing so), taxing you on the value of the purchase with stamp duty (with punitive measures for not doing so), forcing you to let every man and his dog into your house with the new HIPS packs (with punitive measures for not doing so), and charges you council tax for the right to live in it (with punitive measures for not doing so), as well as all the planning and environmental laws.

Or could it be your children. Where the state believes it has the right to take your children at will (with punitive measures for not letting them doing so), even if they admit that they have no reason to believe that the child is at risk.

This story in the Telegraph this morning beggars belief. It is clear in this case that personnel within the Social Services department of Calderdale council, in West Yorkshire, believe that the State has the right to your children, to relocate them, foster them or put them up for adoption. I sometimes wonder where these people sleep!!

To hear the recording mentioned in the Telegraph story, you can see it here on Dizzy Thinks.

We have seen Authoritarian governments do this before, and we know where that took us.

Where do you believe that State control should begin and end.?

Unless this behaviour is challenged, every child in Britain is at risk. My children, your children, your neighbours children, your grand children will be at risk. Not from uncaring parents, but from the uncaring, unethical State.

NuLab – Destroying Britain from the inside out.

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About IanPJ

Ian Parker-Joseph, former Leader of the Libertarian Party UK, who currently heads PDPS Internet Hosting and the Personal Deed Poll Services company, has been an IT industry professional for over 20 years, providing Business Consulting, Programme and Project Management, specialising in the recovery of Projects that have failed in a process driven world. Ian’s experience is not limited to the UK, and he has successfully delivered projects in the Middle East, Africa, US, Russia, Poland, France and Germany. Working within different cultures, Ian has occupied high profile roles within multi-nationals such as Nortel and Cable & Wireless. These experiences have given Ian an excellent insight into world events, and the way that they can shape our own national future. His extensive overseas experiences have made him all too aware of how the UK interacts with its near neighbours, its place in the Commonwealth, and how our nation fits into the wider world. He is determined to rebuild many of the friendships and commercial relationships with other nations that have been sadly neglected over the years, and would like to see greater energy and food security in these countries, for the benefit of all. Ian is a vocal advocate of small government, individual freedom, low taxation and a minimum of regulation. Ian believes deeply and passionately in freedom and independence in all areas of life, and is now bringing his professional experiences to bear in the world of politics.
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