Civil disobedience is on its way
Once the Electoral Finace Bill is passed, you can be sure that there will be civil disobedience against this legislation by those who understand that in terms of electoral law and elections, New Zealand will no longer be a democracy. This disobedience will be timed right in the middle of the election campaign and you can be sure that it won't be the smacking bill that does Labour in, it will be the Electoral Finance Act.
If a person can have his neck broken while being arrested by police, if the Education Ministry can turn a blind eye to sexual abuse in schools, if WINZ can turn a blind eye to most benefit fraud, if parents can break the law by smacking their kids and dope smokers can have smoke-ins every year on J-Day in front of police without getting arrested, then surely civil disobedience is appropriate and people can protest against the government with placards without registering with the state even though it will be against the law.
Labour has no respect for the Bill of Rights. It has no respect for democracy and has no respect for the anyone in the electorate that disagrees with it. A singer could potentially breach electoral laws by advocating in song for a position held by a political party.
However, Chris Knox will be exempt.He`s struck a better deal with Labour.