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No Partnership, No False Principles

No Partnership, No False Principles, Just The Treaty

There is no good future for New Zealand in the cult of Treaty worship, ACT New Zealand's Justice Spokesman ,Stephen Franks, told the IIR Public Law forum in Wellington today.

"Drawing race distinctions in our law, conferring privileges and veto powers by race is against Article 3 of the Treaty. It would be fine to include the Treaty in our law as long as it was the simple terms of the Treaty, and not the mysterious principles which mean what the anointed who are profiting from the Treaty industry want it to mean.

"The Prime Minister has failed three times to tell Parliament what the Government thinks the principles are when it sticks them into law like the Health and Disability Services Act. The Judges who invented so called "partnership" would probably not do it now if they could see the nonsense it has led to," Mr Franks said.

He agreed with Sir Tipene O'Regan and other speakers that the Treaty settlement process would be reopened if the Government turned settlements into a race entitlement instead of a compensation for wrong doing to identified Iwi.

"I was surprised to find how much common ground there was among the speakers. We all considered the illegitimacy of using Treaty arguments to justify race distinctions in areas such as health and welfare entitlements.

"ACT's vision is of a tolerant secular state. The separatist law now oozing around us, is the opposite of race-based privilege and superstition.

"One colour-blind law for all is the simple way to end the Treaty industry and the separatists who are profiting from it," Stephen Franks said.

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