Here’s hop­ing

The Northland Age - - Opinion -


That’s whathap­pens rou­tinely at meat works.

That’s how PETA peo­ple get veal to eat. Mind you, PETA are part of the Green lobby, who are anx­ious to fa­cil­i­tate this treat­ment of hu­man young.

Like­wise the let­ter from Rus­sell Land­care Trust, which de­clares blood on the hands of the FNDC be­cause a kiwi has been killed by a dog. The lu­natics are run­ning the asy­lum.

The lu­natic ladies of Ota­matea Women’s Grey Power have men­tioned that the Supreme Court have found, quite ap­pro­pri­ately, that the ad­di­tion of flu­o­ride to pub­lic wa­ter sup­plies is mass med­i­ca­tion of the pub­lic, and is in breach of the Bill of Rights.

What the Ota­matea ladies didn’t men­tion is that, de­spite find­ing flu­o­ri­da­tion to be a breach of our Bill of Rights, the Supreme Court judges chose to say that doesn’t mat­ter, and lo­cal au­thor­i­ties can do what they like.

Yes, you make heads and tails of that. Anti-de­pres­sants next? LEO LEITCH


A gov­ern­men­tal his­tor­i­cal abuse in state care Royal Com­mis­sion is to be set up. It will be chaired by Sir Anand Satyanand, re­spected lawyer, judge and for­mer Om­buds­man and Gover­norGen­eral. It is ex­pected to take three years, and will doubt­less cost many tax­payer dol­lars. Pub­lic sub­mis­sions on the is­sues are re­quested.

It is to be hoped that, at its con­clu­sion, the pre­pon­der­ance of Ma¯ ori and Pa­cific Is­land chil­dren in state care is not blamed on coloni­sa­tion, and the so­lu­tions of the prob­lems not be made en­tirely the govern­ment’s re­spon­si­bil­ity.

That Sir Anand’s com­ment, “Through truth comes joy”, will ex­tend to full and frank in­ves­ti­ga­tion, and that the is­sues of parental re­spon­si­bil­ity and of dif­fer­ing eth­nic and cul­tural prac­tices will be re­searched and re­ported ac­cu­rately and com­pletely. BRYAN JOHN­SON

Omoko­roa O’Sul­li­van is not an MP. With his views of com­pul­sory vac­ci­na­tion es­poused on The Project, in our opin­ion he should have been liv­ing and en­forc­ing those views dur­ing WWII, in a po­lice state, not in New Zealand, which is pur­port­edly a demo­cratic so­ci­ety.

Has he even read the warn­ings on the leaflets in the vac­ci­na­tion pack­ag­ing? One of the side-ef­fects of vac­ci­na­tions is con­tract­ing the very dis­ease that the vac­ci­na­tion is sup­posed to pre­vent. In some cases, autism may be a side-ef­fect.

To threaten peo­ple with fi­nan­cial losses if they do not vac­ci­nate their child is bul­ly­ing, and bul­ly­ing is not ac­cept­able in New Zealand, not even from some­body who is sup­posed to be a doc­tor, whose mantra should be first do not harm. Drug eva­sion must not be­come a new crime.

Peo­ple must un­der­stand that we have cer­tain hu­man rights in a demo­cratic so­ci­ety. Choos­ing whether to vac­ci­nate or not is one of those hu­man rights. Un­der our Bill of Rights Act, Sec­tion 11, ev­ery­one has the right to refuse to un­dergo med­i­cal treat­ment. BEV­ER­LEY ALDRIDGE, KATH­LEEN

PAT­TIN­SON Ota­matea Grey Power

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