The polls – they’re starting to scare me
Tonight’s ONE News/Colmar Brunton Poll not only shows National governing alone, but also shows them with 69 seats – between 7 and 9 seats more than necessary, depending on the overhang.
This is really starting to get frightening. Yes, I am supporting National at this election, but I really do not like the idea of any party getting unbridled power. That’s why we got rid of First Past the Post. There’s a quote that seems very fitting to this:
Power corrupts; absolute power corrupts absolutely – Lord Acton
Probably one of my favourite quotations. But regardless, absolute corruption is the last thing we need from this government. National have a number of policies that I support in their current form, but could very easily turn into something I don’t support. For example, the mixed ownership model for State Owned Enterprises – I support that, but if it turned into asset sales, I would not support it. That’s the sort of absolute corruption that is possible if National gets more than 50%. No party should have absolute power.
Seriously, if we’re still looking like this, I might have to vote for Labour, even though I would consider leaving this country if Phil Goff ever became Prime Minister, just in an attempt to cancel out this 9%.
Posted on November 3, 2011, in New Zealand Politics and tagged Colmar Brunton, Election 2011, FPP, Lord Acton, New Zealand Labour Party, New Zealand National Party, ONE News, Phil Goff. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.