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Accentuating the Liberal in Classical Liberal: Advocating Ascendency of the Individual & a Politick & Literature to Fight the Rise & Rise of the Tax Surveillance State. 'Illigitum non carborundum'.

Liberty and freedom are two proud words that have been executed from the political lexicon: they were frog marched and stood before a wall of blank minds, then forcibly blindfolded, and shot, with the whimpering staccato of ‘equality’ and ‘fairness’ resounding over and over. And not only did this atrocity go unreported by journalists in the mainstream media, they were in the firing squad.

The premise of this blog is simple: the Soviets thought they had equality, and welfare from cradle to grave, until the illusory free lunch of redistribution took its inevitable course, and cost them everything they had. First to go was their privacy, after that their freedom, then on being ground down to an equality of poverty only, for many of them their lives as they tried to escape a life behind the Iron Curtain. In the state-enforced common good, was found only slavery to the prison of each other's mind; instead of the caring state, they had imposed the surveillance state to keep them in line. So why are we accumulating a national debt to build the slave state again in the West? Where is the contrarian, uncomfortable literature to put the state experiment finally to rest?

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Monday, July 8, 2013

Immigration & Marriage – Balwinder Singh & Glyn Kessell (NZ).

Two topics had Twitter exercised latterly last week: Labour’s mooting of a women quota for its MP’s, and whether the below May/December marriage is legitimate, as prescribed - presumably - and decided by state immigration officials:

A couple's age gap of nearly 40 years is being cited as one of the reasons Immigration New Zealand declined an Indian man's visa application - a move he says is "ageist".

Balwinder Singh, 22, met New Zealander Glyn Kessell, 59, at a hair salon in Glenfield last year.

The relationship started with texts, progressed to "intimacy" within three weeks and then marriage two months later.

Mr Singh said he was "madly, passionately in love" with his wife and the relationship had "hit off right from the start".

But officials do not believe the partnership is genuine and stable.

Mr Singh, who came here as an international student, applied for a work visa under the partnership category after his marriage, but this was declined.

If I heard the radio correctly late Friday, 59 year old Glyn Kessell, despite being a New Zealand citizen all her life, and a taxpayer, may have to move to India if she wants to live with Balwinder.

How barbaric: both that Glyn is put into such a position - including this no doubt uncomfortable public exposure - by the officials who supposedly represent her; and that a government official gets to decide the nature of a human relationship. The scuttlebutt around the wedding of Mrs H and I was, at the time, to quote a ‘friend’ I overheard at the pub reception afterward: ‘they might last a month if they’re lucky’. That was twenty two years ago, and I’m still a happy man – (I wouldn’t dare speak for Mrs H). The lesson being we are all so different, no one, not a friend, and certainly not a third party bureaucrat, is in a position to determine the feelings one human has for another, and it’s bloody offensive a government tries to do so. If such divination were possible, there would be no art, certainly no literature, and Mills and Boon could be classified as creative non-fiction.  

So long as Balwinder is prepared to sign a contract he will not live off any state benefit, so he will be no cost to the New Zealand taxpayer, then he is welcome to stay here, and this applies to immigration, period. The only item of possible interest is whether any immigrant poses a security risk, but that is a quite different proposition to the state intrusion and meddling Glyn and Balwinder have had to contend with. Good luck to the both of them. Here’s holding a glass up to their happiness, which is entirely their affair, or at least would be, in a free society.

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