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State Religion, Pointy Knives and UK Crime Rates

It’s hard to connect the dots on this one, but it was kind of fun, so here goes:

Little did I realize that one of the world’s so called democracies actually has a state religion, but yes indeed, those zany Brits have yet to change the fact that the Anglican Church is their state religion. Hopefully they don’t still burn or behead heretics, Jews and Catholics!

The other day, that very Church sent to Parliament a request to ban all pointy knives.  I thought that curious until I learned that not too long ago an MP proposed the same thing but was laughed down so bitterly that he actually disclaimed he ever thought of such a stupid idea.  Not so fast dear stupid MP, Parliament has agreed to take the proposal under consideration!

Now thinking that some priest of this state religion had nothing better to do and pulled this stupidity out of his holier-than-thou ass with no reference to anything in particular, I learned that this was in reaction to the homicide rate in the UK continuing to stubbornly rise, and has now exceeded that of the US, which has continued to fall. Well let’s get those grinders out and de-point (likely not a real word – at least yet) all knives before things really get out of hand!

Now considering the fact that even the strictest areas of the US when it comes to gun laws pale in comparison to those of the UK, my question for the UK folks is why do you think that a ban on pointy knives will do anymore in regard to homicide rates than your gun bans have done?

Normally a rational conclusion in such circumstances, as in the case of the US Prohibition, would be that laws don’t prevent people from doing “illegal” things, they just define the penalties when people get caught. Take the War-On-Drugs in the US as a great example, which has done nothing about the drug trade or addiction, but has fed the prison industry the greatest incarceration rate than any other country in the world. I can only imagine the swelling prison rates in the UK for all those found with pointy knives!

Long live the Queen…and of course the Anglican Church.



Author: jvi7350

Politically I am an independent. While I tend to avoid labels, I consider myself a Libertarian. I find our politics to have deteriorated to a current state of ranting tribialism, and a growing disregard for individual rights; based on the axiom that silence is consent, I choose instead to speak out and therefore launched this blog.

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