Free Trade Suspended At Easter

10 December 2009 13:42:00

Libertarianz Party leader Richard McGrath today labeled MPs who voted against a bill that would have legalised Easter Sunday trading as dinosaurs.

“This country is supposed to be a secular state, yet shop owners are subjected to the whims of theists and trade unionists who want to sabotage their businesses during a recession,” said Dr McGrath.

“The sponsor of this bill wanted local authorities to be able to decide whether the owners of shops would be allowed to open their doors during a Christian holiday,” he said.

“My party wants the shop owners themselves – not politicians or bureaucrats – to have total control over their opening hours. Anything else is a perversion of property rights.”

Dr McGrath said atheist, Muslim or Hindu shop owners should not be forced to observe a Christian anniversary.

For more information, please contact:

Dr Richard McGrath
Libertarianz Leader
Phone: 027 322 2907
Email: [email protected]

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