Libertarianz at Waitangi

03 February 2006 12:17:00

“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!

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

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