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Family Integrity #489 — Copenhagen treaty

Monday, November 16th, 2009
Family Integrity #489 — Copenhagen treaty
It would appear that New Zealand and other western countries are about to lose their sovereignty to a type of one world government which may be formed when a treaty is signed in Copenhagen in December, just weeks away.

Here are the concluding 4 minutes of an hour long speech by Lord Monckton to a US audience on the subject just last month.

Let me also encourage you to check out the website given at the end of the video.


Craig & Barbara Smith

Family Integrity #483 — Girls and Gardasil

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

Family Integrity #483 — Girls and Gardasil

(From Family First’s Mid-Week update):

Girls and Gardasil: the protection game
MercatorNet 22 Oct 09
A mother and public health student offers ten reasons not to vaccinate children against a sexually transmitted disease. The arguments for and against this particular immunisation are rarely provided by schools, yet parents, for the sake of their children, need to consider carefully the messages they are conveying by agreeing to this vaccine.

Family Integrity #483 — We Need Your Feet!

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

A special request.

We need you! – your energy – and your networking ability – to get the message out!

The March for Democracy will be held
1.30pm Sat 21 November, Queen St Auckland

and will be calling on the government to amend s59 of the Crimes Act so that the law does not treat light smacking for the purpose of correction as a criminal offence, and to respect the democratic voice of NZ’ers.

Please mark this date in your diaries as we make a stand for families and for democracy in New Zealand.

Would you please consider distributing this info amongst your contacts and spreading the word?

Colin Craig, an Auckland businessman who is funding the march, says “I find it deeply disturbing that such a clear message from the people of this country to government has been ignored. My forefathers fought for a democracy and in a democracy the government does not pass and retain laws that nearly 90% of the people don’t want. It is my turn to help fight for the rights of ordinary New Zealanders.”

He’s absolutely right – but he’s not just moaning about it.

He’s putting his money where his mouth is. He wants to host the biggest public march NZ has seen – and we need to get in behind him.

When families speak with such a loud and united voice, as they have on the issue of the anti-smacking law, the politicians must not be allowed to ignore it. It is significant that politicians are willing to accept democracy when it is to their benefit but are willing to blatantly ignore it when it highlights wrong decisions. Voters clearly called for a law change – not comfort and more reviews of a rejected law change.

An average of 83% in the polls over the past 4 years have consistently opposed the anti-smacking law. The high threshold of 285,000 signatures was met for having the Referendum (in fact 310,000 valid signatures in the end), 87.4% of those who voted supported the law change, and yet within a couple of hours, the result was completely dismissed.

A Private Members Bill by ACT MP John Boscawen drawn just 3 days later, against all the odds, was then unilaterally ‘kicked for touch’ by the Prime Minister.

This is now far greater than just the smacking issue. It’s an issue of democracy in New Zealand, and the dismissal of the views of an overwhelming majority of voters by our elected representatives.

It may not be the smacking issue that ‘presses your button’. But imagine if an issue you were passionate about – that had the overwhelming support of the public – was simply ignored, belittled, and dismissed by the politicians. Is that the kind of representative democracy we want?

It appears that political parties are keen to accept petitions in their favour – United Future on daylight saving,  Labour on night-classes – and support binding Referendums – National on MMP, Labour on the Super City, and the Greens on the Monarchy – but when it’s a Citizen’s Initiated Referendum, they suddenly go deaf!

Families need to speak up for democracy – and this is our opportunity.

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