So.... since the
"Why should this be something the government has any say in whatsoever?"
Phrase has been dropped, I'm going to assume that you
a) do not pay any taxes, ever.
b) have never relied on any public service, like say, roads, police, ambulances, electricity.
c) do not have a valid drivers licence.
d) have never used the water coming out of your taps, or put a bag of garbage out at the curb.
I mean "Why should this be something the government has any say in whatsoever?""
excuse me while I shrug.