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Minister of Equivocity


Date 21 November 2007

Minister of Equivocity


Minister of Justice Annette King, appears to be exploiting ambiguities with her new found “law of common sense,” says Republicans Justice Spokesman Bevan Berg.

I wonder which court might have jurisdiction over this new law.  Will it be the court of public opinion, the court of media trials, the constitutional court that we don’t have, perhaps parliament itself the highest court in the land.  No don’t tell us - the only suitable jurisdiction here will be the court of
Wait for it, will we be told this now reclusive beast has sought refuge in

“The parliamentary cabinet,” cast out by an ignorant New Zealand public.

There’s a comedian in every bunch, but you wouldn’t pick a dental nurse to hit raw nerve, at your expense, would you. Has someone found the largely forgotten contribution of Paine? 

Perhaps it is the pain of the Republicans filling the cavity left from the deceitful extraction of common sense.

What is worrying….. is that we have often heard that common sense dictates, you know, like common sense dictates that because we are running out of time we will just have to put a whole lot of new legislation forward and pass it into law without public submission.

Just so there is no ambiguity here, I am not being comical, I am being cynical.  Perhaps a rational and thinking public aware that common sense is more consensual than dictatorial be writing this government’s epitaph.

Here lies the government of Helen Clark,

cast out by a public who could see,

those charlatans who locked common sense in the dark,

were making rules undemocratically. 













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