Garth George on the Bradford Bill

[quote]Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their consciences.

So wrote C.S. Lewis, that towering 20th century intellect, who left for generations of children the wondrous Chronicles of Narnia, which in their movie form will entrance generations more.

He was writing, of course, of the Sue Bradfords of this world and their ilk, those self-righteous meddlers whose arrogance is surpassed only by their ignorance.

But you can bet there were more than a few parliamentarians – Labour ones in particular – who yesterday studiously ignored "the approval of their consciences" to vote against amendments to Ms Bradford’s anti-smacking bill.

How sad it is that grown men and women are so terrified of offending she who must be obeyed that they scurry for cover like children confronted with an irate parent.[/quote]

Indeed Mr George, Indeed.

AS he further points out all it takes is a dobber, especially from children or ex-husbands and the nazi’s of CYF and the Police will descend upon your family.

So, all you good, faithful Kiwi parents: Be afraid, be very afraid.


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