Whale Oil’s Burglar Load post yesterday was in itself was controversial – but amongst the discussions there and on Kiwiblog the right to defend life and property came up, including the ‘castle’ doctrine.
If a homeowner catches someone on his property committing a crime, he should have the legal right to shoot the bastard dead on the spot.
And this was linked to the Conservative Party:
I absolutely agree Bill.
Until like minded persons lobby to get the law changed, if we did such a thing we are just as criminal as the person we have just put a few holes in.
This is one thing I agree with the Conservative Party on, the “castle law” needs to be looked at.
Vote Conservative for the Castle doctrine – then eliminating criminal scum is not on legal, it will be – in law – a civic duty!
And when I spoke against the post:
Fuck off you sanctimonious prick
How does relate to Colin Craig’s Conservative Party? They have few written policies, but they do cover Law and Order, including this:
The Conservative Party will support the following:
- Clarifying the rights of citizens to defend themselves and their property, both inside and outside the home.
- The Party supports the “castle” doctrine under which persons who invade others’ homes or property have few rights, and law abiding citizens can – within some limits – do whatever they deem necessary to defend themselves or their property. Only in the rarest and most extreme circumstances should law abiding citizens find themselves facing charges arising out of situations where they have protected themselves against criminals threatening either themselves or their property. Those “rare and extreme circumstances” should be clearly stated and enshrined in legislation.
This is extreme policy.
As a result the Conservative Party is being supported by people that have even more extreme views, who seem to think it will virtually give them a license to kill at will (anyone threatening their property or life).
This is not conservative, it is pandering to and encouraging nutters anonymous.
And, while I doubt it was Whale Oil’s intention, he has been a party to promoting this.