Libertarianz will be at Waitangi Again

February 2, 2006

As you are most likely aware, Monday is Waitangi Day. Once again, a Libertarianz contingent will attend. Every year we're there, flying the flag for individualism and equality, and against racism and segregation. Tim Wikiriwhi, staunch anti-racism campaigner, Libz Maori Affairs spokesman, and general great guy, will once again lead our party.

Vague, racist clauses concerning the so-called 'Principles of the Treaty' have pervaded recent legislation. It's time to treat all New Zealanders as equals before the law. The government should not discriminate against people based on race, religion, gender, etc. Until the day that we are all treated as individuals, and not as members of a race, Libertarianz will be at Waitangi to promote freedom, individual rights and equality before the law.

If you are in the area, and want to take a stand against the institutionalised racism creeping into New Zealand, come join us at the treaty grounds on Monday. You won't be able to miss us with our huge banner. :) Call me on 021 377 454 if you would like more info.

I'll be blogging live from Waitangi, and hopefully uploading photos as the day progresses. A full report will also be in the next issue of The Free Radical.

Here is the official Libertarianz Press Release:

Libertarianz at Waitangi
Press Release: Libertarianz Party

PRESS RELEASE LIBERTARIANZ WAITANGI
MEDIA ADVISORY: WAITANGI ATTENDANCE

Libertarianz at Waitangi
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"At the coming Waitangi Day celebrations the Libertarianz party will once again stand proudly opposed to all the many rich hues of Treaty separatism on offer," says Libertarianz Deregulation of Maori Affairs spokesman Tim Wikiriwhi. "While hordes gather to demand a handout based on race, we will be advocating the scrapping of the Treaty of Waitangi and of the separatism it has come to cause. And, unlike many mainstream politicians who crawl into the marae on their knees, Libertarianz will stand on principle, apart from those who stand on vote-buying."

Answering questions as to why his party opposes the Treaty, Wikiriwhi explains: "the Treaty of Waitangi has been wrongly interpreted as a racial partnership. It is not!" asserts Wikiriwhi. "It was simply a statement of sovereignty and an introduction of property rights and a rule of law - - but these honest intentions have become besmirched: so-called 'principles of the treaty' have been disastrously inserted into legislation, creating a regime of ethnic privilege and a legal climate of bland miscomprehension. Ultimately, it has resulted in those descended from 1840s Maori demanding cash and credit from others who aren't. It's time the whole gravy train was brought to a halt."

"Successive governments have used the treaty in whichever way the votes went," continues Wikiriwhi. "They have created a mindset of grievance, a class of treaty-scavengers and have turned non-Maori into second-class citizens, bred for guilt. It's time this was stopped."

"It's time," Wikiriwhi concludes, "that the whole Treaty nonsense was scrapped in favour of a real constitution protecting life, liberty and the pursuit of property and happiness. The time has surely come!"

Libertarianz activists will be at the Treaty grounds for the dawn ceremony, promoting racial equality and the end of Treatyism. "We are individuals with the right to control our own lives," says Wikiriwhi. "We must not be demanding that politicians divide us into racial collectives to be controlled by handouts. We must end the racial separatism."

It's enough to make you vote Libertarianz!

ENDS

Tim Wikiriwhi
Libertarianz Deregulation of Maori Affairs spokesman
[email protected]
(07) 849 8323

Libertarianz contact at Waitangi event:
Julian Pistorius
[email protected]
021 377 454

LIBERTARIANZ
- More Freedom - Less Government -
www.libertarianz.org.nz

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  1. Rick says:
    February 3, 2006 @ 04:34 — Reply

    Wish I were there.
    Will be one day, then at the afters I'm going to run up that cliff overlooking the Hooch hacienda in 45mins flat like I told Tim I would.

    Save me some sepratists to convert in Feb 2008.

  2. Julian Pistorius says:
    February 3, 2006 @ 14:43 — Reply

    Thanks Rick! Better hurry, liberty has a way of taking hold and spreading fast. :)

  3. Tim Wikiriwhi says:
    October 18, 2006 @ 06:29 — Reply

    You are a worry Rickster!
    Cheers Tim

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