Today we have reached somewhat of a milestone... we just passed 50 and we now have 51 members of our group supporting the cause. This is an important milestone I think, in terms of raising $50,000 to pay for our barrister.
Why do I think that…?
When I started this campaign against the big blue fist of dictatorship, I was faced with having to find $50,000 from myself — (a reasonably onerous task for 'self' I can tip you.) The first person who joined the cause spilt that into $25,000 each. At 50 members we got to $1000.00 each, which is not going to bankrupt anyone but it is still a considerable amount of money for most people in these hard economic times. But the good news is that it all gets easier from here – our group now represents $980.00 each and counting down from here. I have celebrated today's milestone by making a donation of $1000.00 to our fighting fund from my salary; the dog and I are on rice and possum for the rest of the month but we will survive !
Thankyou to all who stay the cause and believe as I do that — in this free country of New Zealand it is the exclusive right of our democratically elected government to govern us and legislate in our name.