ACT’s Free Speech stance risks generating political relevance for the first time and creating run away 3%+ result which would see a National-ACT Government.
That strategy has hit hypocrisy turbulence this week however as David Seymour cracks down on the youth wing he forgot his Party owns when they announced a very valid drug policy that would see acid, magic mushrooms and MDMA legalised.
Seymour holds Epsom thanks in part to the conservative vote there, he can’t be seen promoting real libertarian policy on drugs, which is the reason he is so quiet on cannabis reform, so he has threatened to shut down Youth ACT if they keep being principled.
It’s funny watching a free speech champion threaten his youth arm from alienating his conservative Epsom vote.
This hypocrisy is the best attack line the Left will have in trying to blunt ACTs free speech stance.
“Oh you support free speech but when it’s your own youth wing embarrassing you over decriminalisation of drugs you want them to shut up”.