Because hopefully Seymour, the people have woken up to Key and Finlayson, thrown out
the National Government and elected a Government that will listen to all the people of New
Zealand and not just the Maori Party. Even a minor Party with a large majority of Party
Votes could gain the balance of power after November.
I don't share your optimism about the acuity of
the general New Zealand constituency. As far
the deal trading that would be involved with
any minor party holding the balance, how many
things would be sacrificed
Don't waste your party vote - think about it, it could make the difference and put the
power back in our hands!
Speak plainly: i.e. let's hear your strategy.
Seymour - don't forget that if people gave up because the task looked to be insurmountable
women would still not have the vote!
But did they pick their fights?
In a democracy you have to keep challenging the government if they are doing the wrong
thing. You have to tell them what the people think.
A 'listening' government? Now there's a novel idea?
And yes, they might ignore us but it will not escape them that by ignoring the referendum
they would be upsetting vast numbers of voters - during a term where the shine might well
have fallen off National and they might well be feeling electorally vulnerable.
There's some/any shine left?
So don't give up and do nothing - join in the fight!
Don't mistake my comment for abdication. Rather, is the $50k
referendum worth the powder and shot? How might it be better
spent? E.g. promoting a counter-party with a cast-iron guarantee
that certain things will/will not happen if it's the/a part of any