Various pundits here in the states have famously exploited the "trampling of constitutional rights" by the Bush administration. Much of those complaints have been flung from a cadre of far left imbeciles who strut about waving the constitution (sans that distasteful second amendment, mind you) in one hand and pointing to the lofty accomplishments of our European cousins (who, they imagine, have the good sense to shore up the failings of the individual with a hefty bit of Big G) with the other.
Here's what a "wisely" disarmed populace (to maintain the peace, of course) and the gentle hands of Mother Government can result in:
The government has been accused of trampling on individual liberties by proposing wide-ranging new powers for bailiffs to break into homes and to use “reasonable force” against householders who try to protect their valuables.
Under the regulations, bailiffs for private firms would for the first time be given permission to restrain or pin down householders. They would also be able to force their way into homes to seize property to pay off debts, such as unpaid credit card bills and loans.
The government, which wants to crack down on people who evade debts, says the new powers would be overseen by a robust industry watchdog. However, the laws are being criticised as the latest erosion of the rights of the householder in his own home.
Nothing says equality and utopia like government agents blasting into your home, pinning you to the floor and making off with valuables to satisfy your debt. Good times in Great Britain. Perhaps Britain needs a thin slice of the Greco-anarchism that plagues the EU's perpetually sophomoric upstart. Personally speaking, if anything warrants Molotov cocktails and general discord on the level of popular riot, this is it.
But then, I'm a citizen of a country ruled by a "war criminal" whose domestic policies have been popularly compared to that of Adolf Hitler.