Freedom Of Movement

Freedom Of Movement. There remains a lot to be grateful for, a point well made.


About elroyjones

Married, no children, responsibly self-directed, living happily.
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6 Responses to Freedom Of Movement

  1. As much as I value your opinion, I still can’t bring myself to go to the links… I am just a one woman man… so to speak…

    • elroyjones says:

      Basically, WB points out that he moved his son over the weekend with no government interference; no endless hours waiting in a registry office somewhere for a permit, no long wait for housing, no no additional taxes or demanded bribes so we’re lucky that we can move about freely.

  2. Peggy says:

    This is very interesting because I was just having a conversation with a friend who went to a family wedding in Toronto last weekend. He spent 2 hours each way at the border in line . . . waiting. Two hours. To get into and out of Canada. Two hours. While in Toronto, he was amazed at the friendliness and metropolitaness (is that a word?) of the city. Posters to potential immigrants said, “You are welcome here” and all the numbers to call to make life easier for them in adjusting in various languages. Canada sees diversity and immigrants as good things. People are seen as valuable commodities not as a suck on the economy. I’d like to have freedom of movement between the fake borders perpetuated by frightened nationalist isolationists. If we continue to have our civil liberties eroded (think of the new uses for unmanned drones), we won’t be able to rent a truck without showing lots of id and giving up our first born. It’s already happening at the border.

    • elroyjones says:

      Having lived where I had to present papers for everything and had every item in my bags unceremoniously rummaged through. I am grateful for what we have left. There is nothing quite so annoying as having to wait for hours in a registry office somewhere only to have a bureaucrat deny your request. People don’t care what is happening to this country or if they do they’re so overwhelmed and impotent that they’re defeated. The ID voter requirement adds to the negative atmosphere. Old Jules had a good post about underground bunkers and FEMA this week.

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