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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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Friday, September 27, 2013

Roll-Cages and Crash Helmets For NZ’s Car Fleet to be Mandatory. Euthanasia Bill Pulled.

Labour MP Iain Lees-Galloway’s bill has been drawn from the parliamentary lottery, proposing measures to make New Zealand roads safe. The measures include: a nil tolerance alcohol policy for driving; that roll-cages be mandatory on the outside of cars; that all car occupants must wear crash helmets; and all babies travelling in cars must be swaddled in cotton wool.

According to Mr Lees-Galloway, scientific studies have shown that these measures would prevent over 90% of road deaths. A further study has shown that if no cars were allowed on our roads on any particular day, then there would be no road deaths on that particular day, however, Labour Leader David Cunliffe has asked him not to include this provision in his bill because it might scare voters.

When it was put to Mr Lees-Galloway that poor people would not be able to afford the vehicle modifications, he replied that was part of Labour Party planning, because, quote: ‘poor people were the problem as regards the fatalities statistics on our roads, given poor people were poor by definition because they were like children and too stupid to make adult decisions regarding their lives, such as driving cars. It's better if they aren't on the road.’ End quote.

On the same day that Mr Iain Lees-Galloway’s bill was drawn from the parliamentary lottery, Labour MP Maryan Street’s private member euthanasia bill was withdrawn by her for fear Labour Party policy and her bill may prove a lethal cocktail. Ms Street stated that pulling her bill on the change of party leadership was coincidental: she remains adamant David Cunliffe had not pressured her to pull the bill in election year so as not to frighten voters, she rescinded her earlier conviction and principles only because she thought Labour voters who, to quote her, ‘are like children, would not have the wherewithal to understand such a debate. She had come to realise people could not be trusted to use such a basic right responsibly, they would just have to continue dying in pain and indignity.’ End quote.

Meanwhile David Cunliffe plans to release Labour’s economic platform next week. To be called the Grand Plan, sources close to the party leadership say it’s a grand, grand plan that will Sovietfy our economy and force equality down on the people. Policy will be released onto iTunes in a series of rap tunes from Tuesday.

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  1. The government should take cyclists off the road. Before I do.

    1. I don't get the connection Richard?

      I think cyclists have the same right to use a road as I do. I treat them patiently, waiting for a wide berth to pass.