Right of re­ply to let­ter

Te Awamutu Courier - - News -

The let­ters in re­sponse to my let­ter couldn’t be fur­ther from my views so I feel I should ex­er­cise my right of re­ply.

Mr Lye found my opin­ion of­fen­sive — am I not en­ti­tled to my opin­ion?

Why do both these writ­ers go on about re­li­gion when I made no ref­er­ence to re­li­gion, why in­dulge in a per­sonal at­tack, I cer­tainly didn’t.

Mr Lye made my case for this not be­ing a le­git­i­mate gov­ern­ment very well. He seems to­sug­gest NZ First is a left-wing party. I am not sure they would agree with that.

In fact, for the last 23 years NZ First pol­icy on so­cial en­gi­neer­ing has been to hold ref­er­en­dums, and let the peo­ple de­cide.

MMP was voted in to re­move the power been given to one party, and this would per­haps get us a more demo­cratic gov­ern­ment. This has been seen for the joke that it is.

At the last elec­tion NZ First, with only 7 per cent of the vote, got to de­cide the Gov­ern­ment. All the power with one party, in other words Win­ston Peters. Not ex­actly Democ­racy is it?

Yes, I do class my­self as a Chris­tian, and proud to do so. That does not mean I be­lieve that Chris­tians own any­thing. I also sup­port most of Na­tional’s val­ues, and I am proud of that too.

Does that make me right of any­thing — of course not, I sim­ply have an opin­ion based on liv­ing in the Univer­sity of Life.

What I don’t sup­port from any Gov­ern­ment is in­ter­fer­ence in so­ci­ety by so­cial en­gi­neer­ing. We do not elect Gov­ern­ments to tell us how we should live our lives.

DEN­NIS CATCHPOLE

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