Among many other problems with them, these proposed laws will result in the perpetually-offended burdening police with frivolous distractions and further prevent them from doing what they should be doing — combatting serious crime.

But, you may observe, the Jacinda government is so authoritarian and stubborn that they won’t take any notice of what opponents say.

That was certainly true of her knee-jerk gun grab 2 years ago, but now that left wingers and minorities are among those expressing opposition, there is a reasonable chance that won’t be the case with this.

The Free Speech Union has some prepared statements that you can use in a submission here; or you can write your own, or do both. There is a handy e-mail button that sends it to the Ministry of Justice.