The Libertarianz Party accused Police Minister Collins of “Mugabe-worship”, following her push to end the right to remain silent, the presumption of innocence until proven guilty, and all private property rights in New Zealand.
“What Collins proposes is exactly what Marxist dictator Robert Mugabe has imposed on the unfortunate people of his wretched country,” said party leader Richard McGrath.
“Judith Collins is a ruthless and dangerous sociopath who John Key should dismiss forthwith. If she has her way, no-one will be secure in their property and personal effects; and the police will be able to compel New Zealanders to speak – presumably using torture or blackmail.”
“Government officials will be able to expropriate the assets of private citizens on the pretext of suspicion, not objective proof of wrongdoing.”
“The only things missing from this list of horrors is the confiscation of firearms and the complete removal of due process, thus permitting indefinite detention without charge and secret trials, but I wouldn’t bet against it,” he added.
Dr McGrath appealed to MPs and the judiciary to consider the implications of the proposed laws. “Please think of the enormous threat these changes would pose to innocent New Zealanders. We are talking about an end to privacy itself, unlimited powers of search and seizure – in short, a New Zimbabwe in place of New Zealand.”
Libertarianz believes the powers of government agencies, including police, should be strictly limited and enumerated in a written Constitution based on protecting individual rights.
“My party shares the revulsion expressed by internet bloggers at the failure of the mainstream media to shoot down the Hitler-hugging totalitarianism of Judith Collins, who wants to crush not only cars but also the freedoms for which tens of millions gave their lives in the last World War.”
“If the Police Minister persists in her attempts to crush the liberties we cherish, she will get more than she bargained for.”
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Dr Richard McGrath
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