A decision to set up a new political organisation, to be known as the Real Democracy Movement, was made at the annual conference of the New Zealand Social Credit Movement, held at Paraparaumu last week.
Mr. R. O. C. Marks, who presided, was re-elected national president, and Mr. John Hogan, the Australian lecturer and economist, was appointed national organiser. . ,
Among the principal motions carried by the conference were the following:—
"This conference affirms its unswerving loyalty to our beloved King and Queen through the stress and strain of the present period of tribulation."
'To allay apprehension and anxiety as to the future financial burdens to be borne by the people of New Zealand and to implement a full war 'effort, it is imperative that all national financial arrangements be on a debtfree basis."
"This conference views with alarm the spread of Federal Union and similar propaganda for the limitation and suppression of the sovereign rights and financial independence of the people of New Zealand. We affirm that the most harmonious relations between the nations will be possible only through the attainment of internal freedom and security for the individual, and that we owe it to our fighting forces to oppose any proposal to reduce our sovereign powers."
"That as the best way to provide the machinery to make the growing demand for social credit results politically effective, a separate political organisation be set up apart from the Social Credit Movement, provided that all candidates and members of Parliament be held responsible to their own electors."
Steps were taken for the establishment of a new political organisation on these lines, to be known as the Real Democracy Movement.
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SOCIAL CREDIT, Evening Post, Volume CXXXIII, Issue 28, 3 February 1942
SOCIAL CREDIT Evening Post, Volume CXXXIII, Issue 28, 3 February 1942
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