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SOLO-NZ Op-Ed: EFB—Clark/Cullen's Declaration of War on New Zealand
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2007-11-20 05:30
In its stated intent to persevere with the iniquitous Electoral Finance Bill, the Clark-Cullen government has lost all claim to legitimacy and may now be overthrown with impunity.
In 1776, American colonists complained of King George:
He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.
In their relentless intrusions into our lives and the retention of punitive levels of taxation in order to bribe us into voting for them, Clark-Cullen have done the same, to an extent far greater than that which prompted the colonists to revolt.
The colonists further charged the Monarch with:
... taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Government.
That is what the Electoral Finance Bill does. Freedom of speech and association are guaranteed in our Bill of Rights and are an integral, cherished part of our heritage. Both of these freedoms are effectively suspended for one year in three under this legislation. Speech (advertising and proselytising) that could be construed as promoting a political party will be regulated (prohibited), and people who try to make party donations which are no one else's business will be required to tell the Electoral Commission and the universe, and be limited as to how much they may donate. This, because Clark/Cullen know that successful human beings are unlikely to donate money to a party (theirs) that exists for cannibals, parasites, losers, child-killers and the sub-human generally.
Tomorrow, Wednesday November 21, there will be a march on Parliament to protest against Clark-Cullen's attempt to alter the form of our government so that they might stay in power indefinitely. But actually, the time for mere marches is past.
To quote the Founding Fathers again:
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.
It is the right and duty of New Zealand citizens to throw off this government, which has long evinced a desire—nay, a compulsion—to subjugate us to absolute despotism. We should not wait for the 2008 election, nor should we entertain any hope that the National Party, which has an anti-liberty record as bad as, if not worse than, Clark-Cullen's, has shed its own totalitarian power-lust.
The original American freedom-fighters declared:
A Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.
New Zealanders must now ask themselves if they are a free people—and if so, are they prepared to act accordingly? Which is to say, are they prepared forcibly to evict all tyranny-mongers from their positions of power?
Lindsay Perigo, Principal, SOLO (Sense of Life Objectivists) 021 255 8715
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