I see that the rabid Fine Gaeler Leo Varadkar has said that people who break the law one day should not be able to rely on its protection the next.
He is referring to the household charge that the Blueshirt/Stickie government are imposing on the crippled people of Ireland.
Now to Mr Varadkar this may seem like a small amount but a great many people it is akin to taking the food out of their children's mouth.
While accepting people’s right to disagree with something he added this caveat
"But people also do have a responsibility to obey the law - and you can't break the law one day and then expect the law to be able to protect you the next day."
People have a responsibility to their family, first and foremost and their welfare must be their primary concern. The government of the day have a responsibility to serve the people, not the other way around. The law is not some higher being or deity that should be worshiped by the masses, nor does something being made law make it right or just.
There is very little stopping the current government from making it illegal that if you speak ill of their parties you are automatically subject to 10 years in prison. According to the logic of Mr Varadkar people would have a responsibility to follow that same law.
The reality is that Mr Varadkar owes his smug swagger to the people of Ireland. All authority is vested in the people as laid out in Bunreacht Na hÉireann.
He would be better laying the financial burden of this mess at the feet of those who are responsible.
That would not suit him though because it’s one rule for the bankers and the speculators and another for the working class!