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Welfare State Leaves Boat-People to Die


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Welfare State Leaves Boat-People to Die

"New Zealanders who wish the 434 Afghan refugees on board the Tampa moored off Christmas Island would just 'go away' are exposing the dark underbelly at the heart of the Welfare State," says Libertarianz Leader Peter Cresswell. "People should look at what is happening to them and realise the truth: The Welfare State is condemning these people to die."

Cresswell says that the Welfare State forces every person to be responsible for every other person, "and those who are picking up the cheque for the welfare state are beginning to resent that. When charity is compulsory people quite naturally tend to react badly at being forced to pay for ever more recipients of that charity. No Welfare State wants to admit the 434 Afghans because of the potential drain on their welfare systems. The moral bankruptcy at the heart to the Welfare State is now exposed: it is condemning these people to death," said Libertarianz leader Peter Cresswell this morning.

"There was a time when benevolent New Zealanders and Australians would have offered these unfortunate 'tempest-tost' homeless a home in their country, but that benevolence is now apparently dead - killed by the realisation that the welfare state makes every person a drain on every other person, and that 434 refugee immigrants are potentially just 434 more hungry mouths to feed. These poor huddled masses who were yearning to breathe free are being condemned to death by the moral cannibalism of the Welfare State mentality.

"The Welfare State has a new symbol," says Cresswell: "It is Australian commandos with guns pointed at sick women and children. This ship moored off Christmas Island is an eloquent example of the moral bankruptcy at the heart of the Welfare State."

Libertarianz say the Welfare State is based on moral cannibalism, and that the result is the destruction of human beings. Concludes Cresswell: "The poor huddled masses on that ship being received by guns and condemnation are today the living symbol of that moral cannibalism."

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