End Poverty? How?
An idealistic and socialist government commits to “End Poverty” and “build 100,000 houses in 10 years.” The question of how is not asked and definitely not answered.
Ending poverty is a lofty goal and one applauded by the masses. However, ending poverty requires ending choice.
Just supplying money, food, clothing and shelter to a society will not eliminate poverty, and that is the point that the government has missed. Growing dependency and depriving individuals of the opportunity to achieve self reliance is not the solution.
It is unfortunate, but some people make poor choices and their choices condemn them to poverty and rob them of opportunity. Poverty is reduced when people accept that they have both personal and corporate responsibilities, and that comes from a culture of selflessness rather than selfishness. A society that is continually focussed on individual rights misses this important reality.
“The more a socialist government progresses down the road of guaranteed failure in its utopian goals, the more power it grabs from the people in the vain hope that it will eventually succeed.”
New Conservative’s goal of a free, fair, and flourishing New Zealand, will be delivered by reducing state control and empowering individuals to succeed. Socialism says we are all the same and should all get the same results. We say we are all different and we want all to reach their full potential, responsible for, and benefactors of, their own decisions and actions.
How will New Conservative deliver the changes needed for New Zealanders to truly flourish, be treated fairly, and enjoy personal freedoms?
Three stage prison sentences where offenders are held accountable for their actions while being equipped and trained to re-integrate into society.
No Carbon credits. By withdrawing from The Paris Accord, we will save enough money to invest in real pollution solutions, enabling entrepreneurial New Zealanders to come up with solutions to major environmental issues, like eliminating 1080, and cleaning our waterways.
Relationship education in schools so that future New Zealanders can grow up with the security and support that a two parent family offers.
One level of citizenship where financial assistance is provided based on need, not colour of skin, sex or religion.
Controlled immigration so that we have the jobs, homes and future that those coming here will require.
A fair tax system where we are not penalised for working hard or being married.
Reduction in red tape so that those that produce the goods and supply the work can concentrate on core business.
Binding referendum so that the people can control the government and not the other way round.
Freedom of speech so that ideologies, policies and ideas can be challenged, defended and dissected.
New Conservative fundamentally believes in responsibility of individuals to provide for themselves, their families and their dependents while recognising that government must respond to those who require assistance and compassion.
United and Uniquely New Zealand - Free, Fair and Flourishing
That’s our vision.
Leighton Baker, Party Leader.