Hide in HoS - claims he was first anarchist in parliament.

Mark Hubbard's picture
Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Sun, 2012-05-06 19:19

Well worth a read: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/n...


I started in Parliament a libertarian. That means I wanted government nice and small and confined to just a few keys tasks such as protecting us from the thugs and bullies.

I ended up an anarchist. I have concluded we would do better with no government at all. New Zealand before 1840 had some downsides. But the downsides were small beer compared to the social and economic devastation wrought by big, bloated and out-of-control bureaucracy.

I reckon we could fix the down sides of no government without having to give a small bunch of people enormous power over the rest of us. I have no doubt I was the first Anarcho Government Minister. It is a great contradiction.

I am out of step politically. I know of only two New Zealanders who agree with my political philosophy and one of them is wobbly.

Regarding that last sentence, who are the other two he's talking about?

And again, would've been good to hear this from a sitting MP.


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Blandification of [N]ACT thread

Lindsay Perigo's picture

Can't remember where...

Marcus's picture

...but Linz is right. The link to this was already posted.

Um

Mark Hubbard's picture

Hang about. Where's Ross's thread?

Oh, shit. Sorry Ross.

Mark Hubbard's picture

Oh, shit. Sorry Ross.

Ross already posted that

Lindsay Perigo's picture

... and some of us noticed the hypocrisy of it. Eye

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