INDEPENDENT NEWS

Bossy PM Lectures Parents

Published: Thu 29 Jul 1999 09:30 AM
Libertarianz Deputy Leader Dr Richard McGrath today rejected Prime Minister Shipley's advice to parents of Pacific Island children. "All she could offer them was some rehashed Marxist rubbish," said Dr McGrath. "She implied that people should have their health care funded by others; she suggested that state education is good for children; she said that politicians are content to let people decide how to live their own lives, and to raise their children as they see fit. Yeah, right!"
Mrs Shipley, in a press release on Tuesday then went on to outline how parents should raise their children! "It is highly inappropriate and offensive for Mrs Shipley to lecture parents," said Dr McGrath. "Indeed, her comments on child abuse are somewhat bizarre given the dumbing-down programme perpetrated on children in state schools."
Dr McGrath scoffs at the Prime Minister's directive that parents limit their children's consumption of junk food and salt. "The floorboards of Parliament groan under the weight of such leviathans as Jonathan Hunt, Marian Hobbs and Geoff Braybrooke, and now Mrs Shipley tells us to watch our dietary intake! The words Pot, Kettle and Black certainly spring to mind."
Libertarianz - who are standing list candidates at the coming election - view most politicians as dysfunctional losers who would struggle to survive outside their taxpayer-funded comfort zone. "They are the last people one should ever seek advice from on these matters," Dr McGrath added. "Libertarianz believes a politician's only frunction is to ensure that people's basic rights are protected, but otherwise to leave them alone."
ENDS

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