In response to the "150,000 signatures on smacking referendum petition" article;
150,000 Citizens of New Zealand have officially expressed their opposition to Bradford's proposed repeal to Section 59 of the Crimes Act.
Does this mean nothing to our Government?
The people of New Zealand are not fooled. Repeal will criminalise parents who lightly smack their children. MPs who state otherwise are not telling the truth, because the bill does explicitly say that smacking for the purpose of correction will be an offense.
The bill should be dropped. At the least, it should come to an immediate binding referendum - due to the outcry from the majority of the people of New Zealand.