well do something no government ever has:
We will ask you which laws you think should go.
If you dont like controls repeal them.
Nick Clegg is promising (CHT Tom Palmer) all sorts of libertarian goodies, including the end of the controversial ID cards scheme and the scrapping of universal DNA databases. Other state intrusions to be abolished include limits on peaceful protest, the storage of … email records without good reason (whatever that last means), and schools right to take a childs fingerprint without parental permission. Clegg and his Tory allies are supposedly planning to inaugurate the most radical redistribution of power from the state to the people for 200 years.
Yeah, yeah, it all sounds sexy. But I remember the Reagan and Republican Revolutions, Bush Is no new taxes, Clintons era of big government is over, Bush IIs humble foreign policy, and Obamas hope and change. As for Cleggs side of the pond, I remember Thatchers Hayekian rhetoric and Blairs antiwar rhetoric.
Lets just say I wont be holding my breath.
If people want freedom, they should think about taking it rather than waiting for some politician to keep his promise to give it to them.