In 1924, when democracy was on the rise, not threatened as it is today, Tomas Masaryk, the founding president of what was independent Czechoslovakia, the strongest democracy in Europe, spoke of democracy this way: "Democracy is a way of life, it requires belief in human beings, in humanity. Democracy is a continuing discussion. But the real discussion is only possible if people trust each other and if they try fairly to find the truth."

Opponents of the End Of Life Choice (EOLC) have adopted a contrary view. We've seen how local politicians Harete Hipango and Ian McKelvie express their distrust

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