Thursday, April 30, 2009
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
"The Republican Movement has accused John Key of making excuses for not holding a referendum on New Zealand's constitutional future"
NX suspects that the defeat of Helen Clark is a major set back for the republican movement. Clark and Cullen had a 'republican by stealth' agenda, which is ironic when you consider Labour fear mongered that National had a secret agenda.
I support maintaining the status quo. In a world where republics and Presidents are a dime a dozen, New Zealand's current constitutional arrangement is comparatively unique (there are only 16 sovereign nations in the world) and adds to the flavour of our country. The argument that it's 'time to grow-up' is unquantifiable. The fact that our independence came about as a result of New Zealand's evolving constitutional status is awesome - and shows a true maturity.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
"What makes the United States special, and what makes you special, is precisely the fact that we are willing to uphold our values and our ideals even when it's hard, not just when it's easy; even when we are afraid and under threat, not just when it's expedient to do so. That's what makes us different."
You don't have to be an Obamacan to know he's right. A powerful speech - with an almost Star Trek like virtue (which isn't surprising given Obama is rumoured to be a fan).
- Interests: Politics, New Zealand
The catalysis for this blog was my dislike for the Clark'n Cullen Labour govt - particularly their transgressions during the 2005 general election & treatment of then opposition leader Don Brash.
However, I'm not anti-Labour & consider myself a political moderate. I'm looking forward to someday voting for a Labour Party which isn't all about 'tax and spend', is happy with NZ's current constituational arrangement (i.e. keeping the monachy), and isn't controlled by the unions. I won't hold my breath.
I'm an avid reader of Kiwiblog.
Comments & emails are welcomed.
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