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by Kennedy Baker · 01/08/2018 8am
The reasoning behind a Bill that will give people the right to "volunteer" for euthanasia or assisted-suicide states that "the motivation behind this Bill is 'compassion'"; a method by which we - as a society - can protect the ‘vulnerable’ from suffering, and forge an autonomy for our ill that they may not have.
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by Items on the Balustrade · 27/03/2018 9pm
Maybe Thirty odd hardy souls (including officials and spectators) sat through the third reading of the Taxation (Annual Rates for 2017–18, Employment and Investment Income, and Remedial Matters) Bill on Tuesday night. Not a title designed to either draw a crowd or inspire the loftiest rhetoric, but that’s probably how it’s intended. Certainly Dr Duncan Webb ...
by Dieuwe de Boer · 13/12/2017 12pm
While David Seymour continued his pushed for euthanasia over the last year, I've been reading John Locke's Two Treatises on Government. I had never read the original source of this philosophy from the Father of Liberalism himself. While reading the works of John Locke, I realised that most professed classical liberals probably haven't either.
by Dieuwe de Boer · 12/10/2017 11am
No one has ever accused NZ First leader Winston Peters of being politically correct, and that tradition is likely to continue after he made some inflammatory statements earlier today. In his latest interview , Peters responded to a question about David Seymour wanting to abolish the Department of Maori Affairs, by ignoring the question and attacking Seymour ...
ACT New Zealand needs to hit the reset button big time and it will be much easier to do that in opposition.  They need to get back to their roots and be loud and proud as the Libertarian/Classical Liberal voice of New Zealand.
by Tim Levchenko-Scott · 26/09/2017 4pm
ACT will not be part of any coalition government this term. Good. ACT New Zealand needs to hit the reset button big time and it will be much easier to do that in opposition. They need to get back to their roots and be loud and proud as the Libertarian/Classical Liberal voice of New Zealand. Their values are supposedly that individuals are the rightful ...