Democratic system is at risk
Democracy is a political system where the majority rule and we are not ruled by dictators. We also have the privilege of freedom of speech.
This is a system that we can be proud of. Unity is strength, the basis of democracy.
Fractionalisation erodes democracy. MMP has eroded democracy in New Zealand.
Our soldiers fought and died defending our democratic principles.
Under the MMP system, minority parties have gained massive leverage and I feel this is eroding the democratic principles of our foundation.
When Winston Peters was in a position where he was able to decide who was going to govern, he was standing on the shoes of a dictator. I feel that he believed in our democratic principles he should have refused to make that choice.
I personally could not do what he has done. How could he stand at a cenotaph on Anzac Day?
We need to challenge the erosion of our democratic principles.
I want to support the heroes that fought for our freedom.
We need to question “is it government responsibility to honour democracy?”
The velodrome was a classic case of dictatorship by Waipa¯ District Council and Waikato Regional Council.
Respect in this world is earned, not dictated.
Perhaps these two councils are not aware of this. The diary industry is a jewel in New Zealand’s cabinet, but is going down the same road as our political system.
The government is forcing competition that is giving foreign countries control of our export industry.
New Zealand now has 10 different processing companies, five onshore and five offshore.
Open Country Cheese has a supply base larger than that of the five offshore processors.
We need to look at the possibility of this being sold offshore.
The stability of our dairy industry is at risk because of government regulations.
We don’t want to become peasant farmers.