It had to come. The idiot Libertarians who have infiltrated ACT because their own party is such a basket case have finally killed the party off. For years their influence has been at the root of the internal dissent that has plagued ACT, and because of this dissent, the party has been continuously unable to shape its brand. Nobody has ever been able to work out what the hell ACT is about, and its all been down to the Libertarians who can’t even make their own party work because it suffers from the same bitter internal ructions.
The prime objective of the NZ Libertarians (in spite of their protestations otherwise) has always been the liberalising of attitudes to homosexual behaviour and drugs. They continually preach the lie that drugs in society cannot be controlled, when societies all over the world where drug use is minimal (compared to NZ) show all that is required is that a government and its citizens possess the will to stop drugs and they can be stopped.
The Association of Consumers and Taxpayers was a party formed to pursue free market economic ideas, and received significant support when it followed this course. However, once it was infiltrated by social liberals, the party’s founding principles began to take second place to a confused and bitter set of Marxist driven attacks on Conservatives and traditional NZ social values.
Liberalisation of drugs and homosexual behaviour just do not matter. If there was a list of things to do in NZ, I’d put these items maybe at number 999 on the list. The Libertarians put them at the top.
Don Brash’s call for the liberalisation of Marijuana laws just will not fly. Its an act of desperation by a party that has (sadly) been in its death throes for a few years. I can hear Lindsay Perigo right now. “Nothing else has worked so what have we got to lose?” I’ll answer that- those precious few votes that might have got you over the 5% threshold, and most likely Epsom. Even the Watermelons had the sense to leave it out.