Sean O'Brien wrote: Such a monumental social change is being pushed through when it wasn't even a Conservative manifesto pledge at the last general Election. The Conservative Party and the Government Coalition have no mandate whatsoever from the People to redefine marriage.
But your comment implies that if the Conservatives did put sodomite marriage and lesbian marriage in its manifesto and then won, that they then would have a mandate to change the definition of marriage. No!
Sean O'Brien wrote: The Conservative Party and the Government Coalition have no mandate whatsoever from the People to redefine marriage. Marriage is being redefined over the heads of people who feel it should be left as it currently is.
You imply that "the people" have the right to change the definition of marriage. They do not, no!
Sean O'Brien wrote: The Marriage is being redefined over the heads of people who feel it should be left as it currently is.
People are sinful and fickle. I am not interested in what they feel. Left to your line of thinking, when the people change their mind then marriage must be redefined. No!
Perhaps, with friends like you God-given marriage and liberty needs no enemies?
If there be any party which is more pledged than another to resist a policy of restrictive legislation, having for its object social coercion, that party is the Liberal party. (Cheers.) But liberty does not consist in making others do what you think right, (Hear, hear.) The difference between a free Government and a Government which is not free is principally thisâ€”that a Government which is not free interferes with everything it can, and a free Government interferes with nothing except what it must. A despotic Government tries to make everybody do what it wishes; a Liberal Government tries, as far as the safety of society will permit, to allow everybody to do as he wishes. It has been the tradition of the Liberal party consistently to maintain the doctrine of individual liberty. It is because they have done so that England is the place where people can do more what they please than in any other country in the world...It is this practice of allowing one set of people to dictate to another set of people what they shall do, what they shall think, what they shall drink, when they shall go to bed, what they shall buy, and where they shall buy it, what wages they shall get and how they shall spend them, against which the Liberal party have always protested. (Sir William Harcourt, 1872)