Thursday, July 19, 2007

Free Spirits

There's a review of last night's Freedom Association Free Spirits event over at Observations From The Hillside. It's a fair analysis, and he is also rather kind about your humble Devil. [Emphasis mine.]
If Hilley was billed as the star of the evening, then the show stealing performance arguably came from [...] the libertarian blogger better known as Devil’s Kitchen, who offered up several insightful contributions to the debate, perhaps most piercingly the suggestion that Britain is shifting from away from the tradition that all things are legal unless the state deems them illegal, to a more continental European tradition that all things are illegal unless the state deems them to be legal. It’s a thought provoking idea and one that underpins why Britain needs the Freedom Association now more than ever.

Quite. Which is why I paid my dues and joined the Freedom Association last night.


Roger Thornhill said...

Absolutely has been my position for some time - we are moving from an English Common Law system to a Napoleonic system.

Devil's Kitchen said...

Indeed. It is something that I have been banging on about -- intermittantly -- for a few years now. The entire system of law in Britain is being restructured to prepare us for the final domination of the EU's corpus juris.


Oh yeah? So what has happened for the last ten years, exactly?

Over at the ASI, they are posting some of the winning entries of the Young Writers on Liberty. One does not want to put such keen minds off,...