Frank this column was the BEST thing I have ever read by you. It amounted to a Libertarian manifesto, if you will. Congratulations.
Well, thank you, Joe.
I agree - as I agree with just about everything in your political position, Frank. Except that, being English, I prefer not to think of myself as a 'citizen' - a word which recalls the worst excesses of the French Revolution - but as a 'subject'. No subjection is involved and the word now expresses a kind of deep quasi-mystical bond. We fight our wars as subjects rather than citizens - i.e. for the monarch not the state, still less the government.
I agree with you, completely. I would add on all matters sexual: What two or more consenting adults (or for that matter, consenting teens) choose to do with their gentiles, in private, is entirely up to them. I don't really care what they do. Note the boundaries: no non consent, no adults on children, no public displays, no animals.
I can't believe I missed this and thank God, finally saw it. It absolutely gets to the heart of the matter like all your pieces, Frank. I of course am aware of your positions on most issues discussed but it was great to see them all coming together in here.
it would have been nice had I caught my spelling error earlier. It's genitals, not gentiles!
I think I owe an apology of sort to Nige and all other British subjects. I can well understand being a subject in the sense in which he explains it. And I hope being a citizen in this country never becomes what it was in France during the revolution.