"With Freedom comes responsibility, a responsibility that can only be met by the individual" - Ronald Reagan.
Yesterday was "Freedom day" but at 5.00pm the Prime Minister and his experts were sowing the seeds for a possible fourth lockdown. His promise of an irreversible move to normality previously, seemed empty now as the words of the evening were "cautious and far from over."
If a change is irreversible, things cannot be changed back to the way they were before.*
*Source Collins online dictionary.
Is the Government now consciously working towards a State where you must show your papers to live your life?
Heaven help us if they are.
Again to be thrust into the grip of another lockdown will deliver unimaginable distress and suffering to everyone in the UK, and in particular those young people and teenagers who are still bearing the mental health scars from the previous lockdowns.
Not once during the press conference did we hear the words "individual responsibility"
Over the last 18 months and if not longer the very essence of individual responsibility has been sucked out of every fibre of the majority of people. The government is telling everyone it knows best. Telling us that they know best and will micromanage every aspect of our lives.
Well Mr Johnson I don't want to be micromanaged thank you very much. I am an individual person who knows my individual responsibility to myself and others. I will never knowingly put myself or any other individual in danger or harm.
When you see Government Ministers and politicians gesticulating that their policies and beliefs are correct and right for the whole populus then we should all start to worry.
The whole of the West it seems is in a perpetual fall into a socialist quagmire. It is going to get worse if we don't stand up and say enough is enough.
Individual responsibility are the keywords that we should all be striving to achieve.
The present government and the lacklusre opposition do not want us to use our individual responsibility as it will stall their plans.
Glenville Gogerly EADW - Libertarian Party Chairman.