A Worm Turns…


About coNZervative

A blog about politics, life, culture, literature, music and thought from Christchurch, New Zealand [NZ] (the home of 10,000 earthquakes since 4 Sept. 2010) built because of the bullying and cajoling of Liberal opinion-makers (journalism and Hollywood) against conservative-minded people who are as entitled to opinion and a perspective as anyone; and because Conservativism has served the world well. John Stringer is a New Zealander (Christchurch) in his 50s married to an American from Taco Bell; they have 5 adult children in 3 diff. countries. John is an ex-Anglican pastor, a teacher, published author (NZ), novelist (USA) and cartoonist (Aust, NZ), and has spent the last 25 years in NZ politics with the National party (he was a parliamentary candidate in 1999). There was a stint in London working for the British Conservative party as well, where he did media minding and campaign work with several Brit cabinet ministers, including Baroness Thatcher, Baroness Blatch, Michael Howard, Tom King, among others. He has an MA (classical studies, Victoria); is a graduate of the New York Film Academy; and has various awards for writing. His passions include British bulldogs, fly fishing, and history (Ancient and WWII). Winston Churchill was mainly a “Conservative” but also a “Liberal” MP between 1900-1964. A Member of Parliament for 64 years, he contested 21 parliamentary elections (for Oldham, Manchester North West, Dundee, and Epping/Woodford). Throughout his career Churchill stood for liberty. He believed in open debate and freedom of speech, and opposed any system or ideology that tried to dictate the way one should think. Churchill felt deeply that disagreements within the democratic system should not degenerate into personal animosities. RIDER: This site is not connected to nzconservative, a Catholic site, or NZ Conservative Party, although from time-to-time I share some of the views espoused by both groups and other sites I follow, as published; I am an independent thinker and blogger.
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5 Responses to A Worm Turns…

  1. Ronbo says:


    Thank you for your high caliber intellectual input that clearly indicates that you graduated in the top 10% of the class in a typical American government run high school.

    However, the issue of gun control is moot – the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution clearly states that citizens of these United States have the right to keep and bear arms.


    If government at any level (local, state, or federal) restricts this constitutional right in any way, We The People can either ignore the illegal decree, or take legal action – that could include trial for treason – against any politician, bureaucrat, policeman or government agent stupid enough to attempt to seize our guns.

    Private firearms save the day:


    • preestnz says:

      How do you figure that, smart guy? Sorry, but I am from New Zealand, a peaceful nation in the South Pacific that doesn’t struggle with gun control.

      No need to try and insult my intelligence, sir.

      America has a gun problem, no question about that. Obama merely PROPOSES some kind of gun reform (you can keep your gun) and uber-conservative, fox news fed republican gun slingers scream foul and down with Obama. And for what? An attempt to make America safer, to perhaps not sell military style weapons to the public and limit ammunition. The solution to your gun problem is NOT more guns, let me make that clear. Yes yes it’s your constitutional right to bare arms, but don’t panic, we’re just suggesting a certain limitation on what guns you folks can have. 10,000+ gun related deaths a year says something has to change. Oh wait, more guns will fix that! (sarcasm)
      You should know that as watchers-on from New Zealand, most of us are absolutely astounded by your gun laws and your subsequent gun violence. Follow the example set by Australia, the UK, and NZ among others for gun reform and you will see a major decline in gun violence.

      For your information, I graduated with a BA in Japanese and linguistics and live in Korea (since you found it necessary to try insult my intelligence)

      Hallelujah @ ZenTiger

  2. ZenTiger says:

    – I voted Democrat because I believe only rich people vote Republican.
    – I voted Democrat because I trust the government more than my neighbour.
    – I voted Democrat because I believe the 12,000 people that died from gunshot wounds were all innocent, nice people, and the bad guy never ever suffers.
    – I voted Democrat because the above list is inane, but the Democrat commentary on Sarah Palin and the Tea Party Movement is balanced and even-handed.

  3. preestnz says:

    Well this is synical and rather juvenile if you ask me. Especially the reference to gun control. 12,000 firearm deaths a year in the US says many Americans can’t be trusted with guns…Merely propose gun reform and you have morons luke this guy saying the government doesn’t trust Americans to have a gun (I don’t trust most people with guns)
    What’s the alternative? Vote rebulican…?? Sure, if you are rich!

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