Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Steyn Quote D'Jour

Britain’s metal crime is a poignant image of social disintegration: The very infrastructure of society – the manhole covers, the pipes, the cables on the transportation system, the fittings of the courthouse – is being cannibalized and melted down. When there’s no longer a sufficiently strong moral consensus and when the state actively disapproves of a self-reliant citizenry, what’s left is the law. And law detached from any other social pillars is not enough, and never can be.
Equally, if your whole ethos is that a country is kind of like a really big hotel, how can you complain when the guests start nicking the towels ?

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