Category Archives: Respect for Life

NZ doing the right thing in Iraq

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Where was Moko’s dad?

The court has reached its verdict. The marchers have gone home. The politicians and media have done their usual hypocritical hand-wringing. But the question remains – where was Moko’s dad? A father is supposed to be there to protect his … Continue reading

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Euthanasia advocates ignore public consequences

Assisted suicide advocates like to tell us that as autonomous self-determining individuals they have the right to determine the manner of their death. It is the classic proposition of libertarian individualists on every topic – it’s my business alone. If … Continue reading

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Why is the Prime Minister a social liberal ?

At a function I attended this week the Prime Minister described himself as a social liberal. The next day the NZ Herald reported a man had been charged with murdering a six month old Raumati toddler in July. It noted … Continue reading

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Honour a long way from home

We pulled into the supermarket in a coastal village in southern Greece just as it was¬†closing for the evening. The grandfather of the family business inquired where we were from. New Zealand we said. He immediately informed the rest of … Continue reading

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PM’s wrath well deserved

John Key’s anger in Parliament yesterday seems to have taken the Opposition by surprise.¬†Perhaps they mistook his long consideration of the Iraq deployment as an indication that he didn’t really have his heart in it. How wrong they were. Key … Continue reading

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ISIS must be defeated

If we won’t fight ISIS we won’t fight anyone. The Prime Minister is correct – doing nothing is not an option. Some commentators have said the barbarity of ISIS is nothing new in the history of human conflict. They are … Continue reading

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