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It takes a nation to protect the nation

Here's a letter Grayling wrote to the London Evening Standard, following the Brexit referendum

Friday 1 July 2016
Letters to the editor: Don’t trigger Article 50 in haste

At the prompting of many of my students and my own conscience, I urge our MPs in Parliament not to support a motion to trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty. It is within their democratic remit and duty as an MP to vote on whether to initiate that procedure. By voting not to do so, they will keep the UK in the EU.

The non-binding referendum and its slim majority achieved are not adequate grounds for the UK to leave the EU. For such a major decision, it is not acceptable to have matters decided by a small, simple majority.

One of the most important reasons why parliament must take a bold sovereign stand on the outcome of this small-majority advisory referendum is the interests of the young. We know that the Remain and Leave votes divided along the fault lines of age, educational level and geography. There is every reason to urge that the wishes and interests of the young — the younger, more aspirational creators of the country’s future — should be given most weight.

Some say those who could vote but chose not to only had themselves to blame, but those young people might have legitimately thought the people would not betray their future with a Brexit vote. Punishing them with this result is not the right response — the sober judgment of parliament should be on their side.

Prof A C Grayling, New College of the Humanities

Points to note

  1. This feeble minded neo-fascist is openly advocating a system in which the votes of different people are given different weight.  A bit like "All the animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others" perhaps?
  2. This logically challenged 'professor' is saying that many young didn't vote because they thought the vote would go their way anyway.  Several problems with that, which I'm sure he will have difficulty grasping:
    (a) He gives no evidence for that post-hoc explanation
    (b) Even if it were true, what about the corresponding position being taken by the other side?  Perhaps there were a load of Brexiters that didn't vote because they too thought they were going to win anyway?  
    (c) Or what about yet another group of Brexiters that didn't vote because they thought they had no chance of winning?

I think Mr. Grayling needs to take a Democracy 101 course at some 6th form college, to grasp what the whole point of democratic voting is, and how it necessarily rests on somewhat arbitrary fundamentals.

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Thousands of Deadly Islamic Terror Attacks Since 9/11

Mission Overview

Most Western societies are based on Secular Democracy, which itself is based on the concept that the open marketplace of ideas leads to the optimum government. Whilst that model has been very successful, it has defects. The 4 Freedoms address 4 of the principal vulnerabilities, and gives corrections to them. 

At the moment, one of the main actors exploiting these defects, is Islam, so this site pays particular attention to that threat.

Islam, operating at the micro and macro levels, is unstoppable by individuals, hence: "It takes a nation to protect the nation". There is not enough time to fight all its attacks, nor to read them nor even to record them. So the members of 4F try to curate a representative subset of these events.

We need to capture this information before it is removed.  The site already contains sufficient information to cover most issues, but our members add further updates when possible.

We hope that free nations will wake up to stop the threat, and force the separation of (Islamic) Church and State. This will also allow moderate Muslims to escape from their totalitarian political system.

The 4 Freedoms

These 4 freedoms are designed to close 4 vulnerabilities in Secular Democracy, by making them SP or Self-Protecting (see Hobbes's first law of nature). But Democracy also requires - in addition to the standard divisions of Executive, Legislature & Judiciary - a fourth body, Protector of the Open Society (POS), to monitor all its vulnerabilities (see also Popper). 
1. SP Freedom of Speech
Any speech is allowed - except that advocating the end of these freedoms
2. SP Freedom of Election
Any party is allowed - except one advocating the end of these freedoms
3. SP Freedom from Voter Importation
Immigration is allowed - except where that changes the political demography (this is electoral fraud)
4. SP Freedom from Debt
The Central Bank is allowed to create debt - except where that debt burden can pass across a generation (25 years).

An additional Freedom from Religion is deducible if the law is applied equally to everyone:

  • Religious and cultural activities are exempt from legal oversight except where they intrude into the public sphere (Res Publica)"

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