There are politicians who rant on about getting government off our backs. How much government has intruded into the lives of ordinary citizens. How we need to reduce bureaucracy, cut red tape, slim down the civil service.
However, in the next breath many of these same politicians want to interfere more in people’s lives. Take the issue of gay marriage.
A couple who happen to be the same sex wish to make a commitment to each other. They would like to tie their personal and perhaps financial lives together.
Why should they be denied that choice? How does it affect the people around them? It certainly doesn’t bother me, why should it bother you?
Then there’s the clergy. Of course, everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but Cardinal O’Brien says “Gay marriage is like slavery”.
How does he come to that conclusion, and how does he know anyway?