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Tanczos’ desire to see more misery

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19 July 2005

Tanczos’ desire to see more misery

Why do Green politicians seem incapable of rational thought? Today’s Dominion Post headline is “Tanczos moots cannabis law changes”. Tanczos wants to decriminalise pot-smoking and is advocating a $100 fine for possession and use of Marijuana instead of the present legal sanctions.

This “green” (in the sense of lacking any wisdom) MP patently has no compassion for the likes of communities in North of Auckland who are suffering an epidemic of social disasters precisely because their people smoke dope. Tanczos seems blissfully unaware of the terrible social cost his proposal to make pot-smoking less risky from a legal viewpoint will ensure.

It should not, however, be a mystery why he is unable to link the social misery being inflicted on New Zealanders with the use of a powerful drug – a drug which ruins one’s health and one’s motivation. As a self-confessed pot smoker his folly can only be attributed to the changes that have occurred in his own brain, having smoked too much of the whacky backy himself. This could be the reason why his party is called “Green”. This probably refers to the colour of their brains which are slowly rotting and putrefying.

As the brain cells die off they must take on a green hue. As one of the gang of green, Tanczos is trying to resurrect the hippy life-style of the 60s. Perhaps Tanczos will soon call for the decriminalising of opium, “p” and other harmless substances, the use of which ensures that the user is incapable of simple common sense? We need more Tanczos in Parliament like we need a gangrenous brain.

We can only wonder why the other parties have not pursued more vigorously to have Tanczos thrown out of Parliament for admitting that he breaks the law he was elected to uphold and protect.

Tanczos said: "I believe that the measures this bill puts forward will be acceptable to Labour and the New Zealand public." Let’s hear what Labour has to say about Tanczos’s potty idea. The Bible says: “There is a way which seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death (Proverbs 14:12)”.

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