Voice from the Commonwealth
Commentary, World Views and Occasional Rants from a small 'l' libertarian in Massachussetts

"If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest for freedom, go home and leave us in peace. We seek not your council nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen." - Samuel Adams

Tuesday, June 25, 2002

This sounds familiar. A New Zealand politician is attacked in the media for questioning the country's immigration policy. There is no question of debate, it has just been deemed a subject that leaves you on the side of good if you are not with them you are racist.

Whenever the minister is confronted by immigration realities, what does she do? She falls back on the predictable formula for suppressing criticism - accuse whoever dares to raise the issue of immigration of being a racist, a bigot and a scaremonger.

< email | 6/25/2002 10:54:00 PM | link

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