Pointless gang patch ban proof of ACT's empty gestures and hollow philosophy
How pointless is this bullshit assault on the freedom of the individual masquerading as a gang patch ban? 100% bullshit...
Politics foil patch ban hope
Cities keen to emulate Wanganui's anti-gang patch law are not having their job made easier by the Government. Wairarapa is the latest region investigating following Wanganui's lead in banning gang insignia, with Masterton Mayor Garry Daniell having met police area commander Inspector John Johnston to discuss the issue. However, any region wanting to copy Wanganui will need a private member's bill passed through Parliament as Local Government Minister Rodney Hide does not intend fast-tracking national legislation.
...and why is tough on crime crap Rodney Hide being so slow to allow this nonsense to be adopted anywhere else? Well because Rodney never believed in this bullshit to begin with, that's why...
At its first reading in April, Mr Hide told Parliament he would happily vote against the bill because it was against the principles of freedom. "Freedom is about the individual, and the measure of a free society is how we move to protect the minority from the majority. If the majority thinks that people wearing glasses should be locked up, that is not freedom or democracy," he said.
...…and in this Rodney is 100% right, but because ACT is a fringe political party now, Rodney has had to suck up to the public whipping advocates in the Sensible Sentencing Trust and so against his political philosophy has had to go along with such a stupid idea. His feet dragging isn't to be applauded thought, it only highlights what a stupid decision the gang patch ban was in the first place.
No wonder ACT are falling to pieces.