Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Should be an Anti-Bashing Law

I was out with the team in Auckland today, collecting signatures for the petition calling for a referendum on the Anti-Smacking law. We got a huge response first outside Westfield Mall and then Britomart, on Queen Street.

Eighteen-year-old Bailey and her friends stopped to sign. She had this to say...

"They should have made an anti-bashing law, not an anti-smacking law"

This threw me - such simple insight from young Bailey, utterly demolishing all the fancy rhetoric from the bureaucracy of academics down in Wellington.

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