Walking towards Parliament, because that is where the rally marched to after the speeches in the park, I spotted John Davis wearing a ‘Bairns Not Bombs’ button. (It’s prominently displayed on his right shoulder if you can’t tell from the photo.) I smiled because it reminded me of the 1970’s ‘Make Love Not War’ slogans you always see in any story about America in the 60’s and 70’s. It also caught my eye because the first person I saw wearing a button about babies was a man. I think that’s wonderful but not what would immediately happen just anywhere. I did see two other stickers of ‘Bairns Not Bombs’, one on a car and the other on a pram being pushed by who was likely mom.
Mr. Davis had a lot of good things to say. One of his reasons for voting ‘Yes’ is that apparently the amount of free childcare will double if Scotland is independent. My eyebrows raised but I decided to stick to the point instead of lingering on America not having any free childcare and wondering just how that works…
Anyway, again please forgive my lapses of understanding the accent, I believe he said he works with children at the University of Edinburgh. I’m not sure if he was referring to college students or children or if I completely misunderstood but I definitely got what he said next:
“I tell them all the time that they are responsible for their own choices. Why shouldn’t we be too?”
Very good point, sir. John also says it’s not about the relationships which is good to hear.
“I have family in England. After the vote, we’ll still love each other.”