Monday, 2 February 2009

When Government Goes Too Far!

I see that the Government's leading green advisor believes it is the role of government to decide the maximum number of children couple should be allow to have.

What a load of complete and utter nonsense!

It should never be for the State to interfere in this way. What next, a cap on the number of showers you are allowed to take in a week on the grounds of water consumption? A requirement to inform the Government when you intend to use your car so they can decide whether to deny you authority in case of poor air quality? An automatic cut off for your gas and electricity if you exceed a maximum amount of energy consumption level set by a Government Mandarin?

Government must learn to trust its people to make good decisions for themselves. This includes allowing them to decide if they can cope with a large family, both emotionally and economically. At the ripe old age of 37 my wife and I are expecting our first child so I am not sure we will get round to having more than two children. One thing that is for sure is that it won't be the government who decides where we stop!

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