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The US Wanted To Be Different (NOT!)
Authored by: dobbo on Friday, October 05 2012 @ 09:41 PM EDT

I was not, nor am I currently, claiming that the Magna Carta is the perfect document of the freedom of the common man. Neither do I think of that of the Declaration of Independence or the French declarations after their revolutions to be perfect. All were stepping stones to our modern world and morals. Each country took a different path to get to where they are today. Each was influenced by what was going on in the world around them.

Do you believe that an American is freer than a Britain or a Frenchman? Is a Frenchman freer than a Brit or an American? Of course not, each country has a different set of freedoms, each have advantages and disadvantages over the others.

What I object to is the belief of any group to its own superiority over any other. I see this being prevalent from certain groups of American. Please do not thing that I think American is alone is this view point, I see it all over the place. I particularly see it as the predominant view when I look back the history of my own county, Britain, when Empire ruled and Victorians went out to "bring civilisation to the fuzzy-whizzes." I was wrong then and it is wrong now, and if we are to build a better world then it must be stamped out wherever, and whenever it occurs. Because if any group believes in its own superiority then if feels justified in imposing it's view point on everyone else.

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    The US Wanted To Be Different (NOT!)
    Authored by: Wol on Saturday, October 06 2012 @ 02:59 PM EDT
    Actually, under modern English law, the widow is not liable for ANY of her dead
    husbands debt. His estate is, but if there's not enough money to pay it, tough.

    Of course, the creditor has first claim over and above the wife, though.

    Cheers,
    Wol

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