Tuesday, 13 March 2007

More Government Intrusion into Parental Responsibility as Anti-smacking Bill sets to Pass

The Moari party has decided to go in favour of Sue Bradford's Anti-smacking bill, putting the total number of politicians in favour of the bill up to 63-enough for the legislation to pass.

Pita Sharples, Maori Party co-leader, had this to say: "the decision to support the bill was made because in Maori culture children are seen as treasures, so a hit is a hit regardless of the circumstances in which it is administered. He says the Maori Party's stand might not be popular with everyone, but neither is hitting children [this is in spite of the fact that 90% of the Ne Zealand population does not support the bill, and that number has been based around several polls]."

As I've said before, I'm not in favour of beating children, but to deny parents-good sensible parents-the right to smack their children is downright ludicrous. After all, people who already beat their children will continue to do so anyway. To think that legislation automatically makes problems go away is a stupid point of view. It's exactly the same with the war on drugs.

Helen Clark has said that she would like the bill to come into effect, due to New Zealands bad record of child abuse.

Excuse me Helen Clark, you stupid liar, but to group my parents, my grandparents, my uncles and aunties and people I know in general as part of that evil, child-hating "New Zealand" is downright offensive to every good parent I know. But to reinforce my above point, why should this law give any incentive for idiots who do beat their children to stop? Like drug legislation, it'll only increase the number of people who seriously harm others.

Let the overwhelming majority of NZers who don't support this legislation show us yet another reason why politicians shouldn't be in charge of our lives.

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