When Pita Sharples and Bill English announced a week or so ago that they were interested in starting the process of designing a Constitution, many people expressed the opinion that this would be a bad idea right now. The main concern being that NZ’s political state was at an all time low and our current politicians were of such low calibre they did not possess the political acumen or integrity required to produce a document as important as a Constitution.
Part of the reason we have such low caliber politicians is the pathetically one dimensional state of the political conversation. For decades now Progressives, who as part of their political ideology must pursue totalitarianism, have narrowed the political debate to a virtually worthless level. They have infiltrated our schools and universities, our public institutions, our bureaucracies and our government and now totally dominate the political discussion. This is why we cannot at this time consider a Constitution. The entire purpose of a Constitution is to preserve the liberties of the citizens, and bind a government to rules that prevent it from abusing its power. The Progressive political mood that dominates NZ at present runs completely counter to that intent.
Nowhere is this mood more apparent than in the pages of the NZ Herald. An insipid newspaper run by a collection of pseudo liberal Progressives and who, in a complete betrayal of the traditional mores of their profession, daily indulge in an incremental war on our liberty. They are not state owned, but this is a fact that makes their spineless subservience to big government even more contemptible. Furthermore, the ideology of Progressivism is not compatible with ideas of individual liberty. The Herald is so soaked in this ideology, it cannot be a force for liberty even on the rare occasion it might stumble upon some cloudy and indistinct reference to this concept.
It pains me to say so, but many people get their political ideas from the pages of this despicable left wing propaganda edifice, and are naturally extremely narrow and uninformed in their views as a result. That the NZ Herald plays such a big part in NZ’s political argument is one of the main reasons we do not want a Constitution designed or produced right now. Today’s editorial on the proposed Constitution is a good example of just why that is true. Here’s a part of the editorial that I find particularly repugnant-
“ ..there is no doubt New Zealand could not now contemplate a written constitution without the Treaty at its centre. That indeed may be the main reason to bring all of our law governing electoral and political procedure into a single grand statute. “
The Treaty of Waitangi was an agreement almost 200 years ago between a few Maori tribes and the British crown. The tribes agreed to live in peace and abide by the laws of the Crown as the applied in NZ. It was essentially a peace treaty. It bestowed no special status upon those Maori tribes who signed it. They agreed to become citizens of the crown the same as every other citizen of the crown. The Treaty’s purpose was served at the time it was signed and it has no real function today. That race based separatists are claiming otherwise does not change this historical fact. The Treaty is done, finished has no purpose today and should be framed and put on the wall of a museum and that’s the only part it needs to play in today’s society. One thing it should not be used as is a propaganda device for separatism and racism.
That the NZ Herald should, in a cowardly sop to the racists and separatists, endorse the Treaty as the centerpiece of any new Constitution, is an example of the insidious evil that this newspaper daily pumps into the life stream of this country. The essence of any Constitution is the oneness of the country. Its purpose is entirely defeated if we start making reference to races, be they Maori, European, Samoan, Chinese or whatever. Moreover, its purpose is entirely perverted if it seeks to bestow special status on any one race.
No to any Constitutional review. Not until this country is free of the oppressive political presence of the Progressives, and especially their prime propaganda organ the NZ Herald. Momentum is gathering. The Tea Party movement in the US is the first strong push back against the Progressive totalitarians. It will come to NZ. Their propaganda organs are dropping like flies. The Herald is in its death throes. Soon they will be gone. A new political mood is coming upon us. One much more conducive to the production of a Constitution. We just need to hang on a while longer. To allow these despicable people to produce a Constitution now would be a major mistake and one that we would regret for centuries. Change is upon us. A small wait now will save us from a lengthy and large regret in the future.