Originally posted by Seitse
Be kind with Wajoma. He ain't exactly the brightest crayon in the box.
Never claimed to be Seitse, but I'm definitely not the dullest, that slot is reserved for those that trot out the old 'not the brightest crayon' cliche.
It was originally an offhand comment but if you blokes want to play with it then go ahead.(small request to Sietse 'play with it' is not inuendo-ous and is not an invitation for more of the oh so
risque innuendo that we have come to expect from you, let it go)
karnachz, I don't think the original post was meant in all seriousness, nor was my response, but if guvamint is to be trimmed there are plenty of areas without jeopardising it's legitimate function i.e. protecting you from me and me from you. It is curious that you mention sentencing, in 1999 NZ held a referendum asking that question, the response was that 91.8% went with the 'get tougher' option, it was pretty much ignored by gummint.
Here's a recent example: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10600242
CFT:"Would the people who didn't vote be excused of their tax bill?
And conversely, would they have citizenship rights removed?
Haha, imagine it, that would be the test wouldn't it, all those advocating this that or the other gummint scheme would have to consider carefully before stepping out their front door on polling day. I don't have a problem with paying for the services I chose to use, but in NZ we have a minister of horse racing and a minister for rugby fer chrissakes. There would be about 50 ministries that are totally irrelevant to me. Are those the 'citizenship rights' you refer to?
Again, it was a rhetorical comment, although you have to admit the logic is there. I'm no fan of democracy, minority rights are likely to be trampled, with the smallest minority being the individual. It might be better to say if you don't vote then you can't complain. More countries now have a libertarian option on polling day, if you want the busybodies out of your lives and out of your pockets please consider seeking them out, don't worry Libertarians aren't likely to take over the world next election day but the important thing is to get the ideas out there and when the main parties see themselves losing votes to the freedom lovers they might reign in some of their power lust. It's about the best we can hope for.
Let's put the brakes on growing guvamint