Sunday, September 06, 2009

Who said this. And when?

"Democracy is too important to be left to the politicians. We say it is far better to rely on the commonsense of ordinary people to make decisions on the important issues facing New Zealand. Why? Because politicians simply cannot be relied on to do the right thing and to act in accordance with the wishes of the majority. They have forgotten that they should be the trusted servants of the people. They must face the consequences of their memory loss.

"We desperately need checks and balances and a system that makes politicians accountable. We simply have to trust the people and to rely on their good will and commonsense. In a democracy people have the right to govern themselves and take matters into their own hands when their MPs fail them. When people elect a government to safeguard their society, their security, culture, their liberty and their future, their elected representatives must listen to them. Democracy is lost when that elected government and its officials fail to hear the voices of the people. It is then that ordinary people have a moral duty to rise up and restore democracy themselves."

Clue: this person wanted to introduce binding Citizens Initiated Referenda, reduce the size of Parliament, and reduce the number of MPs in Cabinet to 14. Ths person is also a fairly well known hypocrite.


Blogger Lindsay Mitchell said...

A well known hypocrite? That doesn't narrow the field much.

September 6, 2009 at 1:13 PM  
Blogger gomango said...

How could you possily call Winston a hypocrite? He has always stood up for what he said he believed as he was saying it.

very funny word verification..... arrsoll - how on earth did they know I was commenting on Winston?

September 8, 2009 at 12:25 AM  
Anonymous news said...

so good

October 3, 2009 at 8:55 PM  

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