What? Shall we say there is nothing so sacred as freedom of conscience? NC Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger thinks persons serving in public office at least deserve the dignity of answering to their own conscience. He is pursuing legislation to allow magistrates and registers of deeds to have an out if they do not wish to accept alternative definitions of marriage. His views, which I share, must take a back seat to popular views that the proper role of government consists in hipsters broadcasting their cool factors to the detriment of honest seekers trying to quietly wend their way through life’s complications.