You can read it here first on TDB or you can wait weeks or months until it pops up in the mainstream media.
Cough, cough – like TDB pointed out in February, the American Christian Right are funding NZ referendum…
SAM New Zealand has taken its name from, and is working closely, with an American lobby group which opposes legal cannabis.
Smart Approaches to Marijuana US vice president Luke Niforatos told 1 NEWS he “strongly recommends New Zealanders vote no in this very misguided initiative”.
…we asked back in February where Family First were getting their funding after rumours circulated that they were in America actively sourcing money from the Christian Right…
Family First are the far right Christian pressure group who are currently running campaigns against the Cannabis referendum. Previously they were all about the legal right to beat the fear of God into children, now they are the moral custodians trying to kill off the cannabis debate.
Rumour has it that Family First representatives have been in America begging rich right wing Christians to help fund their campaigns using the upcoming Abortion legislation as the rallying cry for their far right Christian brethren.
…since when did fundamentalist right wing American Christians get to dictate and influence laws in New Zealand?
Shouldn’t we all be extremely outraged that this is happening and doesn’t this need to be part of this referendum debate?
We must point out this is happening every time the referendum gets mentioned and understand that this cannabis referendum isn’t just about law reform, a yes vote for cannabis reform would be a clear punch in the face to the American God Squad to keep the hell out of our domestic politics!
We wouldn’t tolerate for one second any influence like this by China so why are we accepting it from America?
When discussing the Cannabis Referendum we need to acknowledge that the American Christian Right are funding disinformation campaigns and that this referendum is now as much about tino rangatiratanga sovereignty as it is about law.
New Zealanders should decide our laws, not the American Christian Right!
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