The Politically Incorrect Show - 30/08/1999
Music - Die Fledermaus
Good afternoon, Kaya Oraaa & welcome to the Politically Incorrect Show on the free speech network, Radio Pacific, for Monday August 30, proudly sponsored by Tuariki Tobacco Ltd, the show that says bugger the politicians & bureaucrats & all the other bossyboot busybodies who try to run our lives with our money; that stands tall for free enterprise, achievement, profit, & excellence, against the state-worshippers in our midst; that stands above all for the most sacred thing in the universe, the liberty of the human individual.
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I haven't yet commented on the proposal by Lord Montrose of Drury, Minister of Apartheid, former Minister of Injustice, that MPs should be paid more & more of them should be lawyers. Here's my immediate comment [laugh hysterically]. Now here's my more measured response.
In a free society - such as ours isn't, thanks in significant part to Lord Montrose - politicians wouldn't have very much to do. They would be constitutionally barred from doing most of the things they do now. Parliament would not be a garbage tip of control freaks unable to earn a living in the real world who get their cheap thrills from wielding power over those who CAN function in the real world. Legislators in a free country would have to reconcile all proposed new laws with an immutable Bill of Rights, meaning there wouldn't be many new laws at all. The job of legislator could arguably be a part-time one, which people with day-jobs did because they wanted to, with no pay at all. Whatever, there is most emphatically no justification for raising the salaries of the current bunch of two-bit totalitarians in the hope of luring cleverer power-freaks into Parliament in future. Quite the contrary, their salaries should be reduced dramatically.
Montrose's rationale for having more lawyers in Parliament is that then you would get more people there with some understanding of the "principles of the law." Again, in a free society, that idea would have merit, but would it effect an improvement right now? Certainly not. Lawyers - acknowledging individual exceptions here - have been corrupted by politicians, who grant them monopoly status & pass no end of evil laws which fatten their wallets & flatten our freedoms. Such people, by & large, have no concern with the proper "principles" of the law; like their political sponsors, they HAVE no principles & just hope the pollies keep churning out more & more garbage for them to prosper from.
In any event, think of the principles of law that have been overturned during the Ministership of lawyer Montrose himself. Innocent till proven guilty? Not if you're a driver! Not if you're charged with a drug offence & your property is confiscated before there's even a verdict! Not if the IRD is after you! One law for all? Montrose himself has said there's one law for Maoris & another for everybody else, & has promoted the application of that vile premise to the hilt (charged with causing grievous bodily harm? Just say you were under the influence of a curse). Immunity from liability for the actions of others generations ago? Montrose has added countless carriages to the Waitangi grievance gravy-train. A man's house is his castle? Pull the other one! Montrose was Minister of Injustice when his rotten government passed the Resource Management Abomination. So has HIS being a lawyer been a safeguard for the principles of the law? Is the Pope a Protestant?
In a free society both politics & law will be honourable & honoured professions. In our current society it is the politicians who are making it less & less free by the day with the lawyers serving as their hand-maidens. While this is the case, the fewer lawyers in Parliament & the less the scum are paid the better.
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