Well, congratulations to you all in the US of A. I hope you celebrate the 4th of July in style. Because celebrate you should!
We, the britsh, still have no constitution of our own. We have no right to silence, it is illegal to gather in large groups. In law we are still under the government of a Monarchy, all our new laws must be signed by the queen.
A large number of our current civil rights are ownly in place due to the European Union forcing our government through the courts to comply.
We dont have a freedom of information act, we have an official secrets act.
We still live in a class based society, although you have to look deep to actually notice it.
So celebrate it you guys, it's the most important day in your history for freedom. And dont forget, guard you rights and freedoms, what happened in your country during the McCarthy era was not freedom, it was opression, dont ever let it happen again.
John (missing the USA, i left your country on the 4th of july 93 after six months of having a fantastic time, the 4th means reflection for me too)