"The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis."
Big Brother UK. Coming soon in the high definition
On top of that they have (and invented.. /rude Simon ), all those pop Idol shows and their wannabe versions, dancing on ice, water and fire and what not.. only bloody thing on UK TV these days it seems!
And then you go onto decide that there is no levy on liberty - that everyone should get it - effectively creating the double-standard. What makes you so qualified to say EVERYONE deserves unhindered liberty but him not qualified enough to say liberty needs regulation as pertains to dysfunctional families?
I agree with the due process of law. But you must understand that the people who are partaking in this to the extremities mentioned are people who are either actively not raising their children to a sufficient standard or are already using state legisation and assistance to their advantage.
There are many forms in all countries. In Denmark for example, we get a number when born, that follows us all our lives. This number is an integral part of the social system, from everything from banking to taxes to healthcare to school and yes to identifying yourself in government institutions. It also makes for far far less paperwork and easier for people to live their lives instead of banging heads with government bureaucrats. Does it take away our "freedoms" and all that.. not really, if anything it gives us more freedom to do what we want and making that easier to do.
There are of course limits to this system.. for example it is illegal to have a centralized system where some one can access all your personal information. Hence things like medical is very separate from taxes, and so on. Although certain parties on the right want to integrate the system more so to catch criminals and deadbeats.. not exactly in favour of that to be honest, but then again we are talking about the far right who's primary goal is to screw over non whites and Muslims so their motives are highly questionable.
It has worked fine for over 50 years now, plus as an added bonus.. anyone with no number.. cant get jack **** off the state and many things in society.. bank account.. forget it.. rent or buy a car.. forget it. House.. dream on.