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What Did They Fight For?

What Did They Fight For?


Hans Laven Republicans spokesman for Social Development asks the question after this Anzac Day, “What did they fight for?”

As we move beyond another Anzac Day let us reflect on what remains of the things New Zealand parents and grandparents campaigned for with such sacrifice and great loss of life. 

They fought for democracy.  But now we have a government that pushed through radical law turning almost all responsible parents into criminals, in contempt of opinion polls that repeatedly showed 85% to 90% of the population did not agree to that law.  We have a government that passed electoral law that makes participation in elections into a complicated minefield and that gives itself advantages over all opponents. 

They fought for the right to receive a fair trial when accused of a crime, rather than summary justice.  But now we have a Family Court that, on the basis of nothing but an allegation, strips thousands of fathers of basic rights and sentences them to period detention at feminist indoctrination programmes.  We have the Principal Family Court judge labelling these fathers as violent criminals when that was never established. 

They fought for secure family nests in which children grow up to become well-adjusted, responsible citizens.  Now we have hundreds of thousands of children who are scarred by parental separations keenly promoted through government policies, then denied their fathers’ input into their lives.

They fought for the right of all to benefit fairly from their own labour.  Now we have tens of thousands of men enslaved to maintain the lifestyles of women who abandoned them.   

There seems not much left worth fighting for.  That’s why men commit suicide in huge numbers, and why so many voters want to abandon this country. 

That’s why we need a new start.  That’s why New Zealand needs Republicans and 5 Ways Forward, concludes Mr Laven.  



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