John Key (and Phil Goff) aren't going to participate in the anti smacking CIR.
That's fine but they should realise that having a foot in both the YES and NO camps maybe good politics, but it sure isn't a great reflection on them as people.
To keep all people happy all the time is a complete folly.
If our politicians choose to ignore the voice of the people, outside of election years, then we live in a pretty sick democracy. The result may be non binding, but that is not the point for now.
Leadership is a two way street.
We want to know that our leaders are listening and that we can judge them on their opinions.
The point is to vote YES or NO. Not to park up a cul de sac.
The other point.
If people find the question difficult to understand, maybe a couple of old fashioned commas would have helped.
Should a smack, as part of good parental correction, be a criminal offence in New Zealand?