What is being stealthily introduced here is another piece of the jigsaw on the road to tyranny. The 800 year old double jeopardy law was scrapped by New Labour. Now the Coalition are to introduce secret court hearings.
The vast majority of people care not a jot about our ancient legal safe guards being dismantled piece by piece. As long as the Daily Mail and BBC inform the populace that these changes are 'necessary' to ensure our safety from real and specific threats, especially if these 'threats' are currently dressed up as radical Islamists or foaming at the mouth haters, the populace will embrace the destruction of ancient safeguards in a bid to keep themselves safe from the bogey man because as all 'good citizens' know: Big Brother always knows best.
So what you may think, Islamists are a genuine threat you may say, so what's the big deal? The people who are dismantling our ancient safeguards and working towards creating a tyranny always work to a long term agenda. The scrapping of double jeopardy, secret court hearings and allowing hearsay evidence to become admissible in court are only part of the project. Think of the anti-terror arrest laws introduced over the last decade. Think of the people who are pushing for these changes. These people are not democrats, these are power crazed elitists working to an agenda of their own.
Two decades ago few people would never have imagined these changes were possible. Neither would they have believed how the law could tweeked and public opinion changed to such an extent that people of good character would be jailed for expressing unpleasant opinions on celebrities or any of the other host of injustices which have been inflicted upon our people. Imagine what changes may take place during the next two decades if we ignore the masterplan of those who seek total power.
Today it might be people such as Abu Qatada who are the demonic poster boys being used to sell our loss of freedoms to the masses, but tomorrow it could easily be those who hold anti EU opinions, environmentalists or anyone else who holds opinions or views which are at odds with the powerful elite of the day, in fact, it could be you. Look at the weapons which are already in the armoury of those who wish to control: Arrest and detention without evidence, closed court hearings, hearsay evidence admissible in court and trial after trial after trial on the same charge until convicted.
I will conclude with this thought provoking quote from Thomas Jefferson which is quite appropriate when considering what Ken Clarke and his fellow travellers are currently up to, albeit using deception as their method of implementation:
- "When the people fear the government there is tyranny, when the government fears the people there is liberty."