David Leyonhjelm is an Australian politician who is a Senator for New South Wales, representing the Liberal Democratic Party. He has been described as a “libertarian purist” who wants government “wound back to a minimal role in society”. He supports the repeal of the Minerals Resource Rent Tax and carbon pricing scheme, but opposes the Abbott Government’s proposed paid parental leave (dropped a few days ago) and “direct action” on climate change schemes as “bad in principle” and “a waste of taxpayers’ money”, respectively.
David is actually a reformed socialist, and as with most Libertarians, its not all good. However he has written a refreshing and effective article in the Daily Telegraph today arguing against over zealous enforcement of road laws. Given the lunatics running the Police in NZ, and with Michael Woodhouse’s awsome incompetence, we so badly need someone with Mr. Leyonhjelm’s views to fix things in NZ.
Speed limits are too low, set by the wrong people, and police labour under the ridiculous notion that by enforcing them they can reduce road accidents. And if you were booked under the “hoon” laws, the same applies. There is no need to feel bad.