dpf links to a new political philosophy at Kiwiblog. Craig Emmerson, an Australian Labour MP
In a market democracy governments should serve the people instead of seeking to subjugate the people to the will of government through high taxes and heavy regulation. By allowing markets to reward hard work, risk-taking and entrepreneurship without unnecessary interference, market democrats advance freedom and self-fulfilment.
And with that thought I finally identify my true political philosophy. A strong belief in markets democracy and equality of opportunity. I have always struggled with the libertarian view that education is the obligation of parents. That makes life a total lottery mostly determined at birth. But I have never been able to cope with cradle to grave welfarism.
And the authoritarian instincts of some fellow National party members leaves me totally cold.
I look forward to reading more about the description of this philosophy.
It describes why I felt joy that Ireland rejected the perfectly sensible "treaty" that they Eurocrats are trying to implement in a completely anti democratic way and the delight that David Davis had the honour to resign his seat and fight the fascist authoritarian tendencies of this Brown government in the UK.
42 days detention without trial is not a requirement. It is an indication that you have lost precisely what you are supposed to be fighting for - freedom and the right to habeus corpus