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In on the Con(stitutional Advisory Panel)
Submitted by Richard Goode on Wed, 2013-01-30 12:17
There's another Treaty Debate on tonight at Te Papa.
I plan to go along to give John Ansell some moral support, perhaps I'll assist by holding one end of his protest banner, which reads, "Enough Treaty Treachery - Treatygate - The Conning of a Country".
Ansell is right. The country is being conned.
There are no Treaty principles. There is no Treaty partnership. At least, not in the original Treaty of Waitangi (Te Tiriti o Waitangi).
The third article of the Treaty guaranteed to all Māori the same rights as all other British subjects. This meant one law for all.
But there is at least one member of the Constitutional Advisory Panel who (last time I checked) doesn't understand what "one law for all" means. She says
A libertarian friend tries to correct her woolly thinking. He says
and goes on to ask
Perhaps it was intended as a job application?
A few brief words on why ageism is acceptable (in the cases to which Deborah Coddington refers) and racism is not. Law is all about discrimination. Morality is all about discrimination. We treat a man who has been found guilty of murder differently from a man who has been charged with murder and acquitted. We discriminate between the two cases. As we should. Legally (and morally), the difference between a Guilty verdict and a Not Guilty verdict is relevant to how people should be treated. In the case of age vs. race, a person's age is morally relevant (they are deemed to be too young to give informed consent) to how they should be treated. A person's skin colour is not.
It beggars belief that Coddington was once the Deputy Leader of the Libertarianz Party.
[Cross-posted from Eternal Vigilance.]
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