Alf gave a momentary thought to joining one of those cross-party working group that do-gooders are apt to set up.
This one is being established to look at and advocate for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people.
All MPs have been sent an email telling them of the opportunity to join.
But Alf quickly recognised his application to sign up would be declined because he would want to add a few more rights to the list.
The right to discriminate, for starters.
And the right to be left alone by the state when you do something as a matter of conscience or belief.
He’s not too fond of having to work with Greens and lefties, anyway, which tends to be one of the requirements of joining cross-party working groups.
This one has been initiated by Green Party MP Jan Logie.
At the last count, it includes 12 members from her party, National, Labour, New Zealand First and Act.
The Maori Party is somewhat noticeably absent.