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Politicians Party over Parental Sellout

Sunday, 6 May 2007, 2:20 pm | Family Integrity

No matter how you slice it, Bradford's original intention in repealing Section 59 was to make criminals out of parents who dared to use any force, regardless of how light or reasonable, to correct their own children, a core responsibility of parenthood. More >>

A text without a context is a pretext

Tuesday, 3 April 2007, 3:34 pm | Family Integrity

This is what Labour and the Greens are doing now with the Bill to criminalise parents. They are saying that the historical and accepted understanding of smacking and time-out as legal expressions of Section 59's "reasonable force" have, in fact, been illegal ... More >>

Naked Grab for Power

Monday, 2 April 2007, 10:42 am | Family Integrity

The Bill to repeal Section 59 is a clumsy and naked grab by the state to usurp the natural authority of parents over their own children. It forbids parents from correcting their own children! Correction, changing bad behaviour and attitudes and language ... More >>

Selling Out

Sunday, 25 March 2007, 12:52 am | Family Integrity

The Maori Party is really in the gun. What they've done to their own culture, selling out to a radical form of feminism that most Pakeha won't even endorse, letting two other political parties direct their own party's steps over the clear wishes of 80% ... More >>

By What Standard?

Thursday, 22 March 2007, 9:54 am | Family Integrity

Bradford's bill to repeal parental authority is simply insane. The only reason anyone pays it any attention at all is out of a sense of being polite and unwilling to say in public that this idea is completely detached from reality. First, it demonises ... More >>

Strangers Can but Parents Can't

Tuesday, 13 March 2007, 11:17 am | Family Integrity

Bradford's misguided Bill to repeal Section 59 is incredibly short sighted in a number of ways. One is that she failed to notice Section 60 of the Crimes Act, right next door to Section 59. Section 60 justifies the use of "reasonable force" ... More >>

Unenforcable Due to Lack of Definitions

Monday, 12 March 2007, 5:27 pm | Family Integrity

The "Home Invasion" Bill of Sue Bradford's to rewrite Section 59 is so thoroughly subversive of traditional, common-sense parenting, it will be impossible to enforce. Smacking is not defined. Bradford constantly equates it with hitting and beating, ... More >>

Family Integrity: Calling Good Evil

Friday, 9 March 2007, 1:58 pm | Family Integrity

I converted to Christianity at age 23, some 33 years ago, from a life of hedonism. I understand the terms "debauchery" and "licentiousness" and how destructive they are. More >>

Bradford's Bill Now Sanctions Smacking

Friday, 9 March 2007, 9:20 am | Family Integrity

Sue Bradford and those favouring repeal argue that the "reasonable force" provisions of Section 59 as it now stands are regularly used by parents and even juries to justify severe beatings and child abuse. It is, therefore, astounding that the rewrite of ... More >>

Bradford's Bill More Bizarre than Ever.

Wednesday, 7 March 2007, 9:58 am | Family Integrity

MP and lawyer Russell Fairbrother of the Labour Party has just issued a most bizarre legal opinion on Bradford's Bill to rewrite Section 59 in which he emphatically states, "The proposed changes do not criminalise parents who smack....These proposals ... More >>

The Bill Really Is Insane

Tuesday, 6 March 2007, 10:59 am | Family Integrity

At last an MP has come out and said what the vast majority of New Zealand's population has been saying for over a year: that Bradford's home invasion Bill is insane. More >>

Please Enlighten Us, Sue

Saturday, 3 March 2007, 1:09 pm | Family Integrity

Sue Bradford is doing as she promised: resorting to tooth and nail instead of logic and reasoned debate to defend her indefencible Bill to subvert parental duties toward their chidlren. She criticises Lawyers, QCs no less, for opinions she agrees are ... More >>

Who Has Jurisdiction?

Friday, 2 March 2007, 12:11 am | Family Integrity

When I rang the Minister of Justice Mark Burton to ask about the "plank of wood" he mentioned in his speech debating Bradford's Bill to subvert all parental authority by criminalizing the use of any force to correct their own children, I was put on ... More >>

Did Mum Really Abuse Us?

Thursday, 1 March 2007, 2:51 pm | Family Integrity

Bradford and all those MPs who support repeal of Section 59 are saying that "reasonable force" when used to correct a wayward child should be defined as violence and abuse. Have I really been abusing my eight children for the past 26 years? More >>

Worse than threat of arrest

Wednesday, 28 February 2007, 4:58 pm | Family Integrity

Sue Bradford is probably right when she says Police will not charge parents every time they smack their child or use any other form of reasonable force to correct children. The real threat in her Bill to subvert parental authority is far worse: ... More >>

Family Integrity and the Importance of Discipline

Tuesday, 27 February 2007, 11:51 am | Family Integrity

My wife and I understand discipline. We just celebrated 28 years of monogamous marriage in which we committed ourselves to each other til death do us part. During this time we've had 4 children and adopted 4 others. None of these children have ever been ... More >>

Family Integrity Calls For Dumping Of Bill

Wednesday, 21 February 2007, 10:25 am | Family Integrity

With the current Section 59 in place, correction of children is the only acceptable excuse for using force with children. But Green MP Sue Bradford now says that correction of children is the one thing she wants to see specifically forbidden. She is happy ... More >>

Parenting is Bradford's Target

Friday, 9 February 2007, 9:32 am | Family Integrity

Has anyone read the Justice and Electoral Select Committee's report on Bradford's Bill to ban smacking? More >>

Depriving Children of Clear Standards is Harmful

Wednesday, 22 November 2006, 9:57 am | Family Integrity

The Select Committee's proposed replacement of Section 59 specifically says reasonable force is to be totally prohibited for the purpose of correcting children. Bradford has at last revealed her true intentions: that parents should be prevented by law ... More >>

Criminalisation of Parents Confirmed

Tuesday, 21 November 2006, 5:23 pm | Family Integrity

At last MP Sue Bradford has been forced to admit her real objectives of her bill to repeal of Section 59 of the Crimes Act. The Justice and Electoral Select Committee's report shows it was not to reduce violence but to hamstring parents. More >>





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