ACT’s David Seymour doesn’t care about changing New Zealand to Aotearoa
Mr Seymour may be the flavour of the month to a lot of disillusioned National Party supporters, but there’s always been a question over his real commitment to liberty. Surely he should support the people having a voice on the changing of this country’s name. However it appears he does not.
The Labour govt has entered into a covert deal with its so called “Maori” caucus to change the name of our country. This change is an extremely meaningful event to a lot of NZers, but it was never floated as part of Labour’s platform during their last election campaign. Labour are making this significant change without a mandate.
To his credit, National MP Stuart Smith has protested this tyranny, and has said a referendum should be held. The fake named Maori Party have rejected this on the grounds that it would be a democratic decision, and therefore unacceptable to them.
Supporting the fake named Maori party is communist activist Marc Daalder who sneers at Mr Smith for expressing an opinion that conflicts with what Marc thinks is progressive change. He says that Mr Smith’s concerns are a breach of his leader Judith Collin’s instructions to “focus on what matters to New Zealanders”. Mr Daalder provides no evidence to support this opinion.
He does though claim the support of David Seymour. He writes that –
When asked about Smith’s proposal on Tuesday, ACT Party Leader David Seymour hit the nail on the head. “Look, I just think, ultimately, Stuart Smith needs to focus on bigger issues,” he said.
This isn’t the first time David Seymour has shied away from controversy. It appears his higher polling has made him cautious about rocking the boat, and he’s dead scared of any utterance that might bring the wrath of the woke down upon him. This seems to apply particularly in respect of so called Maori issues.
The fact that the Maori Party oppose a referendum is proof that not many NZers will agree with the proposal, and if those NZers do not agree, it is also proof they care.
So Marc Daalder and David Seymour are wrong, but what’s really troubling here is that Mr Seymour would ally himself with the views of the communist rabble that poses as NZ’s media. A referendum on a name change is not a silly idea and ACT of all parties should support it. Apparently they don’t.
No wonder there are constant rumours of the party’s dissatisfaction with Seymour’s performance, and he has privately expressed concerns with the difficulty of managing his caucus. Saying if it gets bigger it may not be such a good thing for he could then lose control.
The party has to grow, and Mr Seymour needs to get over his desperate fear of the woke and speak out. Otherwise high polling or not, he deserves to be replaced.
Video shows Mr Seymour a year ago attempting to ingratiate himself with the odious progressives of the Project, by making Trump jokes.