Thursday, June 19, 2003

It's not unusual

NZPols thinks it's odd that ACT is calling for a crackdown on drugs while simultaneously claiming to be the party of freedom and liberty. I don't think it's odd at all. ACT has consistently shown that the only freedom it cares about is the freedom of the rich not to pay taxes.

That's one reason why I prefer the Libertarianz to Prebble's mob - at least they're consistent, and advocate for other freedoms too (though a cynic would say they simply replace ACT's monism about taxes with a dual interest in taxes and drugs :). No, this doesn't mean I agree with them about taxes; I simply appreciate their acting as "useful idiots" on my behalf occasionally.