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About lawrence serewicz

An American living and working in the UK trying to understand the American idea and explain it to others. The views in this blog are my own for better or worse.

The Goddard Inquiry is worse than Watergate

The Goddard Inquiry is similar to the Watergate crisis, but worse. Even though they have different origins, they deal with the same issue. They are both about politically corrupt acts by those in power. In particular, they are based on … Continue reading

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“Can’t you take a joke?” Charlie Hebdo, tolerance, and why the joke is on the West

Freedom of speech and the freedom of the press are considered important for a free society. Both of these freedoms support the common opinion that binds a society together.[1] The freedom to philosophize is the source for these freedoms. Yet, … Continue reading

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Why is the Goddard Inquiry a threat to the Crown?

The inquiry threatens the UK regime’s very fabric. What the recent Cabinet Office documents indicate is that the powerful pedophile predators were known.[1] The Crown knew about them. The police had files on them. The Home Office and the Cabinet … Continue reading

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Police Surveillance: Are the Goddard Inquiry Survivor Groups a target?

Since 1968, the Police have used undercover tactics to infiltrate groups that posed what they considered a public order threat. Along the way, though, something went wrong. They began to put victims’ families under surveillance and infiltrate victim support groups.[1] … Continue reading

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Child Sexual Abuse: A consequence of an imperial system?

The long awaited inquiry into historical child sexual abuse has started. The Goddard Inquiry (Hereafter the Inquiry) will examine the extent to which institutions and organizations in England and Wales failed to protect children from Child Sexual Abuse (hereafter CSA). … Continue reading

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Can the Goddard Inquiry succeed when civil servants hide the secrets?

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, also known as the Goddard Inquiry, has started in the UK.[1] This long overdue Inquiry will “investigate whether public bodies and other non-state institutions have taken seriously their duty of care to protect … Continue reading

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Oaths that define a political regime

All regimes have loyalty oaths for citizens and those who work for the regime. These oaths are important political symbols as they explain what the regime holds most dear. They explain clearly the basis for obedience. Such obedience is beyond … Continue reading

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Libertarianism’s hidden shadow: Tyranny

For most people the word libertarian makes them think of liberty. Libertarians want to ensure individual freedom. At the same time, people will seek libertarianism as opposed to tyranny. Despite the surface belief, I argue that it hides a tyrannical … Continue reading

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A partial response to Snowden’s Precis: Are the Rich Getting Richer?

Christopher Snowden has written an interesting article about poverty and prosperity in the United Kingdom.[1] (The article is in the Institute of Economic Affairs Magazine EA can be found here: ) He makes an impassioned argument that the poor have gotten wealthier … Continue reading

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The Queen and the rule of Law: Magna Carta’s myth

In a recent Spectator article, Daniel Hannan explained that the Queen obeyed the rule of law. “..I’m closely involved with the project—will be unveiling a large bronze statue of the Queen, symbolizing both 800 years of the Crown’s acceptance of … Continue reading

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