When the word “Liberal” comes to mind, unknown to many is that the word has a proud heritage. Originally it was a word that described men who were political opposites of modern “Liberals.”
The Labour Party, the main opposition political party in New Zealand, made headlines last week when it announced its proposed policy for trying people accused of rape. According to the party’s justice spokesman, Andrew Little, the party is proposing that the burden of proof be reversed in rape trials. In other words, people accused of rape must prove their innocence.