This story is back in the news again. I took a short quote from the Minister’s testimony and bolded the most interesting part:
Hodge tells court of being handcuffed by Fathers4Justice | The Guardian | Guardian Unlimited
The minister said it was “awful” for a 60-year-old woman to be attacked in such a way. “If we are to protect and maintain … democracy, people who are elected representatives must feel able to go about their business without fear of being physically assaulted. I was upset and I was very disturbed by that incident.”
If this Minister were performing a public duty that wasn’t so intrusive and destructive to so many lives, this kind of thing wouldn’t happen, would it? That is a problem in our modern governments. They so often do things as a matter of law or duty, which they morally should not do.
To my way of thinking, there are essentially two broad areas where modern governments are egregiously intrusive and destructive: 1. Income tax & 2. Family Law. It almost seems as if a massive majority of people have simply lost their minds.
What’s really interesting is that people often make the argument that no-fault divorce is actually less intrusive and less destructive than the old system, but this is not exactly right. In the older fault based system, there were far fewer divorces, and when children were involved, divorce was almost non-existent. I have also hear people say that adultery shouldn’t be a crime, since we can’t legislate morality, yet, try not paying taxes or child support! It seems we can legislate immorality but not morality.
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