Monday, 29 June 2009

Smacking/Anti Smacking Referendum

I must just put a plug in for voting in the Anti Smacking/Smacking Referendum that kicks off July 31.

Everyone should vote if they have an opinion on this subject, regardless of what that opinion might be, it is your democratic right to have a say even if the arrogant John Key says he will ignore the outcome of the referendum.

The referendum question is very clear, ” Should a smack as part of good parental correction be a criminal offence in New Zealand?” if you think a smack is OK you vote No, if you think a smack is not OK you vote yes.

Most people agree that the question is simple even though there has been much malarkey raised to try and confuse the issue.

This blog and myself support a no vote because I don't like the way good parents are being undermined and bad parents are getting away with beating and killing their kids.

Vote wisely.


Additional Info : From the Referendum site

How to vote

A Citizens Initiated Referendum on the question” Should a smack as part of good parental correction be a criminal offence in New Zealand?” runs from Friday 31 July until Friday 21 August.  Read more »

When to vote

Voting in the referendum runs from Friday 31 July until Friday 21 August.  Read more »

Going to be overseas?

If you have provided an overseas postal address with your enrolment details your voting paper will be sent to you directly. If you are overseas or your voting paper is sent to your New Zealand address you will need to arrange for your voting papers to be forwarded on to you.  Read more »

The result

The preliminary result of the referendum will be announced after 7.00pm on Friday 21 August.  Read more »

What is a citizens initiated referendum?

A Citizens Initiated Referendum gives everyone who is enrolled the opportunity to vote on a specific question.  Read more »

Frequently asked questions

Questions and answers about the referendum on the question "Should a smack as part of good parental correction be a criminal offence in New Zealand?"  Read more »

2009 Referendum

A Citizens Initiated Referendum on the question” Should a smack as part of good parental correction be a criminal offence in New Zealand?” runs from Friday 31 July until Friday 21 August.  Read more »


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