Charity Given Freely Is Best Tribute To Hillary
*SOLO-NZ Press Release: Charity Given Freely Is Best Tribute To Hillary *
*January 15, 2008 *
"Just look at the stupid ultimatum in the *NZ Herald* yesterday regarding Edmund Hillary!" exclaims SOLO spokesman Kasper Kulak.
It demanded to know what we should do to pay tribute to his life. Public holidays, the airport taxes and donating money to Nepal, etc. "the immediate assumption being that one can just take money off people to support their sentimental wishes."
"Regarding Sir Edmund, it's obvious what New Zealand can do: this peaceful man would not have advocated forcing employers to pay for a staff holiday each year to immortalise his humble ass, or supported an extra tax levy at the New Zealand airport for his Nepal project. If asked, and I could put my money on it, he would surely have said that the best tribute we could have paid to him would be to make a *voluntary* donation to the Nepal project - which was where this man's heart lay," concludes Kulak.
*Kasper Kulak *
*SOLO - SOLOPassion.com*