The Supreme Court in London yesterday ruled against the Scottish “named person law.” This law, which was scheduled to take effect August 31st, would assign a teacher, “health visitor,” or other official to every single Scottish baby at birth…to “ENSURE their well-being” until they reach adulthood.
Just think of it as your child’s very own governmental ‘fairy Godmonitor.’
Golly, when I left the hospital with my babies, I was happy to get 3 free diapers!
Even though the Supreme Court put the law on hold, it clarified that the idea is coming from a ‘good place’ and has given the Scottish government 42 days to amend the law to address citizens’ privacy concerns. Education Secretary John Swinney said they would make changes to “provide greater clarity” about “information-sharing.”
(Yeah, that makes it all so much better…)
Can you even imagine what it would be like having representatives of the government personally involved in raising your child?
What could POSSIBLY go wrong here..?
And for the love of liberty- what’s next, “marriage minders?”