- Conference to look at causes of crime – The Gummint is to hold a talkfest on crime and the causes thereof next month. What’s the bet you won’t hear mention of the following as possible causes:
- the lack of constitutional and legal support for property rights in this country;
- a welfare system that encourages solo parenthood by financially rewarding broken families;
- an education system that acts as de facto jailer for thousands of angry, bored teenagers;
- lenient sentencing for child murder and other horrific crimes; and
- active discouragement of innovation and the penalizing of private enterprise.
- National Front targeting kids – Race relations commissar Joris de Bres says the right-wing National Front xenophobes are trying to recruit schoolchildren into their ranks. Well, I guess the fringe element should be allowed to enjoy freedom of speech and expression; but policies based on racial separatism, opposition to immigration and other economically destructive absurdities have very limited appeal to rational New Zealanders.
I say Mr de Bres should resist calls to gag these right-wing imbeciles, and simply let them self-destruct.
- PM recommends SIS stops monitoring MPs – Did he say stop monitoring MPs! On the contrary, there should be an open dossier on every MP, updated regularly, in the public domain. Any MP that oversteps the strict boundaries of our constitution should be asked to explain their actions, and prosecuted where breaches have occurred. Of course, this assumes that New Zealand had a decent constitution, such as the one here.
- Heroin eating away at nation – The Russian government’s answer to a growing heroin problem has a familiar failed ring to it:
* first, allow police to access the details of drug addicts who seek help for their
problem so they can then be arrested;
* second, ban methadone treatment for the addicts;
* third, drive drug users further underground by staking out needle exchange centres.
Sound like a prescription for success to you? Prohibition didn’t work in 1919 – why do the Russians think it would it work in 2009?
- Strict German gun laws fail to prevent school shooting – A common sense headline, and from the left-wing Guardian, no less!
The obvious conclusion to draw from the recent school shootings is that licensing firearms is a waste of time. Worse still, banning firearms from schools is a guarantee that any deranged would-be mass murderer can fire at will, unopposed, on disarmed sacrificial lambs.
When people are not allowed to defend themselves against armed criminals, tragedies such as this are inevitable.
- Socialist red eclipses Coke’s hue – Hugo Chavez continues his all-out assault on individual rights. The President-for-life has accelerated his seizure of private property: three factories belonging to U.S and Venezuelan businesses, and a plantation owned by an Irish paper company. A former central bank director says: “Frankly, I don’t see why anyone would invest in Venezuela.” Zimbabwe all over again.
- Bernanke forecasts ‘an end to the recession’ – Ben Bernanke is the 500 pound elephant in the room that the leftist media ignore when they blame the current economic correction on the free market. They forget that central bankers don’t exist in a free market.
Those Americans angry that their Red President, the Community Organiser, has thrown billions of their dollars at dysfunctional insurance companies, car companies and banks should remember that this would not have occurred in a free market. In a free market, companies like GM, AIG and Citibank would have been allowed to fail, as a warning to others not to go down the same road. By rescuing these delinquent corporations, the American government is encouraging more of the same misbehaviour.
Bernanke claims the Bolshevik Bailouts and forcing banks to lend money – which was part of the recipe for the current problems - will “probably” mean an end to the recession within nine months.
Pull the other one, Ben.
See y’all next week!
Dr Richard McGrath