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NZ Democracy is Under Attack: #14 – The wisdom of Lord Acton


Thinking about the behaviour of the Ardern tyranny, because that is what it is becoming as the attempts to impose an ethnocentric state on this country clearly demonstrate; plus the voting for the proposed legislation by the Labour Party MPs (100%) despite the finding that the Bill of Rights Act was being breached shows that this Labour Party and their Green fellow travellers have no regard for genuine equal suffrage. Furthermore, we have the proposed Health Reforms which are being pushed through and the odious Three Waters proposals which both effectively give Maori control.

These matters caused me to remember the wise words of Lord Acton, in a letter to Anglican Archbishop Mandell Creighton (April 05,1887), Lord Acton wrote

Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.

This has become of one of Acton’s best known quotes and I would suggest that it could well be applied to Jacinda Ardern’s increasingly authoritarian and corrupt regime. I use corrupt in the sense of the exercise of power to enable political gain, for examples see the paragraphs above.

In addition I am sure that many remember how Ardern trumpeted that she would lead the most open and transparent government in NZ history, but in fact has signally failed to do so. In this regard Lord Acton commented “Everything secret degenerates, even the administration of justice: nothing is safe that does not show how it can bear discussion and publicity ‘we see evidence of this every day. More and more is only brought to public view once decisions have been reached in secret and increasingly with inputs only from one segment of society.

Finally it should be remembered that Lord Acton also noted:

And remember, where you have a concentration of power in a few hands, all too frequently men with mentality of gangsters get control. History proves that

I would suggest that we are perhaps seeing this happen in NZ

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