Chain the bastards up
David Farrar has finally realised we need a written constitution to chain the bastards up. It is vital, he says
that at some stage we the people vote into existence a supreme law or constitution that not even a Helen Clark can ignore or amend. A law that allows Judges to strike down a Government’s actions or even a Parliament’s actions if they act in an undemocratic way.
If we ever manage to get such a supreme law, it should be dedicated to Helen Clark and Robert Muldoon. They have proved why it is necessary.
Like I've said so often (so often I'm almost losing my voice), we have governments for the same reason we get guard dogs. And just like guard dogs we'd better make sure we chain them up, or else instead of protecting us they'll be out there chewing off our leg. That's the job of a written constitution.
They're an indispensable protection for freedom.