When Sid Holland started the National Party off way back in 1936, he and his mates conceived these basic principles to underpin the party’s political and philosophical endeavours-
“To promote good citizenship and self-reliance; to combat communism and socialism; to maintain freedom of contract; to encourage private enterprise; to safeguard individual rights and the privilege of ownership; to oppose interference by the State in business, and State control of industry”.
It occurred to me while participating in a recent internet debate that if only the National Party had adhered strictly to these principles, NZ today would be a totally different place.
It would be a thriving and prosperous country, rather than an inwardly collapsing socialist sewer. An outcome that has eventuated because so many have been seduced by the false prophets of socialism.
Then it further occurred to me that if only the whole of the Western world had stuck to these principles, we would all be better off. The UK, the US and so many other countries would not be facing the same kind of financial collapse evident in Greece and Spain and other parts of Europe.
In fact the principles that Sid Holland came up with are Conservative principles.
If only National had stuck to them.
If only the world had stuck to them.