The Scottish Government’s planned Named Person scheme will undermine parents’ authority over their own children and allow state officials unprecedented powers to interfere with family life. That’s why so many are saying NO2NP.
The NO2NP campaign has just been launched amidst claims that, although the Named Person legislation is not due for implementation until 2016, already parents are being told by the authorities that their children have a Named Person overseeing their well-being.
We discussed this legislation in early February, although not many parents appeared to be too worried about it, some saying it would come to nothing. Well, according to the parents on the video, it certainly has come to something for them.
Is the “Say No To Named Person” campaign a good idea? Should the Catholic Church in Scotland support it? Should parents protest, vigorously, this invasion of family life, which is surely tantamount to re-defining the family as the politicians north and south of the border have so arrogantly re-defined marriage?
We should do everything we can, in practical and spiritual terms (a novena to the Holy Family springs to mind) to prevent what is, in fact, the Scottish State taking ownership of the nation’s children. Tell us your ideas for practical and spiritual action to combat this latest assault on personal freedom and family life. Or maybe you disagree: perhaps you think this legislation is a good idea… Really?