Monday, 7 July 2008

Helen Clark stares down the barrel and lies


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I don't usually post You Tube stuff here but this one is a gem of a home video. From Gyon Espiner from TV One news from last year.

Ms Clark says in similar words that, she would never like to see good parents live in fear of someone knocking on their door should they correct their child by giving them a wee smack.

That to pass a law, such as the anti smacking law, would be "defying human nature", and Labour just would never do such a thing.

She in fact was caught out lying, again, but this time it was on video!

Now we shouldn't be surprised about Ms Clark and her stance on smacking kids for "corrective purposes", because she was part of a government in the 1980s that removed corporal punishment in schools that has led to violence and bullying in schools today and it just keeps getting worse.

Ironically it is one of Clark's poster children for the anti smacking law, Cindy Kiro, that was last week looking into an initiative to "help" curb bullying of teachers and children on Helen's behalf.

I don't care what people say, I still can't fight the feelings against pure logic when one tries to "fix" a problem that one created in the first place.

The repeal of section 59 will have similar consequences that the removal of corporal punishment from schools has.

Frankly, if you don't get that, then you are thicker than Sue Bradford on Mogadon.

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Anti-smacking law puts young boy at risk
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Trevor Mallard's anti violence advert
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c Political Animal 2008

2 comments:

  1. "The repeal of section 59 will have similar consequences that the removal of corporal punishment from schools has."

    Nonsense.

    The removal of physical discipline has led to teachers being bullied.

    But that wasn't so bad, because we had parents to fall back on - the issue is that they failed too often.

    Now, we have nothing short of police intervention. That's a massive difference.

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  2. The repeal of section 59 will have similar consequences that the removal of corporal punishment from schools has."

    Nonsense.

    The removal of physical discipline has led to teachers being bullied.

    But that wasn't so bad, because we had parents to fall back on - the issue is that they failed too often.

    Now, we have nothing short of police intervention. That's a massive difference.

    Scrubone, I agree with you.

    The repeal of section 59 meant that Parents are not able to discipline their kids with a corrective smack and it will ultimately lead to the same sorts of problems that have occurred in classrooms.

    Of course it is worse in your own home but without the first happening the latter wouldn't have.

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