A nation of sheep?
Gates of Vienna has a discussion of a British event. It's in response to a Briton's statement that they don't want a gun culture, and the response is -- we don't want a culture of sheep.
The event in question involved a burglary of a doctor's house in Britain, and theft of three computers with priceless data. Police wouldn't even send an officer out, told him there was little chance of recovering anything. So he put up signs offering a reward for return, no questions asked. Police then had time enough -- to threaten to arrest him, because there is a law against offering rewards for return, with no questions asked!
[Via The Smallest Minority].