I don't normally read TMZ crap, because it's all gossip. But the headline just grabbed my eye. On the MSN homepage, it says "Adele's Baby", and underneath Adele's photo, "Singer facing fine over registration." So I clicked it. Apparently, failing to register your baby in England is a punishable offense. Up to a 1000 pound ($1600) fine for failing to properly notify the authorities of the birth of another British subject.
What, now a baby is like a car? "Sorry, Ma'am, but your failure to register the baby means you can't carry that child on these streets. We're going to have to tow it to the impound lot!" I wonder if they issue titles with the registration? Does the baby get a license plate? Do you have to transfer title and registration when it gets married? What's the sales tax rate based on?
I actually understand the reasoning, ESPECIALLY in a socialist country like England. You cannot properly determine how much you must steal from income to fund yet another behind getting "free" healthcare. A true Laissez-faire economy has no need to number, monitor, and control the populace. In a socialist economy, where the government takes care of all your healthcare needs, controls the media, and feeds a large chunk of the populace, you need to control everything you can. I wonder when they'll start micro-chipping their babies in the delivery room? Or when WE are going to? After all, tattoos are so Third Reich!