What a message it would send to labour, the greens, the commisars at the standard, and to the shrinking number of kiwis who supported the clark government, if John Boscowan's amendment to S59 was passed.
Another piece of their odious legislation tossed in the bin confirming once and for all that the last nine years have been the equivalent of a handbrake on the wheels of New Zealand's progress.
And with respect to bradford's bill, what has it achieved? " Now our babies will be safe" she said. Umm no sue, people are still killing them, but now Joe and Jess Average are criminals for smacking Johnny on the arse for his misdemeanours. I believe that this was the green's plan all along and the depth of sue's silence on the parade of beaten and bashed kids since the bill was passed, being inversely proportional to the lioness - like intensity with which she attacks the legislation's critics as it is, only confirms my suspicions.
I personally believe the Burrows amendment had merit, but am about to do some investigation into the Australian legislation which, I believe, allows for the use of smack with the hand as part of normal parenting practise. Anyone confirm that?
National MPs, you know what you have to do. Go to it. G