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Libz Campaigning For Freedom In Electorate Seats

"The Libertarianz Party, the only party that believes that people own their own lives, will be campaigning in the 2002 election for the electorate vote in five electorates, and in all others will be calling the other parties to account on individual liberties and rights" announced Libertarianz Leader and Tauranga Candidate Russell Watkins today.

Watkins identified that, due to a technical administrative error, the party is unable to contest the party list announced yesterday, but will be campaigning across the country on two levels:

1. In Whangarei, Hamilton West, Tauranga, New Plymouth and Wellington Central, Libertarianz electorate candidates will "campaign for the much-neglected electorate vote, where our candidates will talk to people directly in the old fashioned face-to-face way, instead of spin-doctoring messages for the mass media like the other parties. In these electorates," says Watkins, "you can make a positive vote for your life and for freedom by electing, respectively, Helen Hughes, Tim Wikiriwhi, Russell Watkins, Mike Webber and Colin Cross."

2. Across the rest of the country the Libertarianz Party will call the other parties to account, he says. Libertarians will be asking politicians "to honestly identify whether they believe adults own their own lives or whether ndividuals are merely tools to be controlled, regulated and stolen from for the 'greater good.'"

"I have no doubt that this election will see New Zealanders eagerly electing another Nanny-knows-best government," says Watkins, "a government that thinks it knows best how to spend their money, how best to use (or not use) their property, and what they can and can't ingest or otherwise do with their bodies and lives."

"It is going to take some years before New Zealanders are able to wean themselves from their dependency to the Nanny State - but like all dependency relationships, the first step is identifying the problem!" Watkins says the Libertarianz honest, principled stand is in contrast to the dishonesty of the other parties, who he says "feed off the dependency relationship. To shake of their Nanny-dependency, New Zealanders must first realise the ultimate dishonesty of being bribed at every election with their own money."

"The other parties should come clean," he says. Politicians should, in his words: - "be honest that they want government to decide what happens to between a fifth and a half of people's own money; - be honest that they believe people can't run their own lives, raise their own families and decide what's best for their kids' health and education; - be honest that they believe that adults don't own their own bodies, but must be incarcerated for ingesting substances they disapprove of; - be honest that they believe people's homes and land are not their own to decide what to do with, but should be controlled and regulated by the state and by councils; - be honest that none of them believe adults can run their own lives and make their own decisions."

"It's time to come clean, "Watkins tells voters. "It's either your life or theirs."

It's enough to make you vote Libertarianz !


For further information please contact: Russell Watkins LIBERTARIANZ LEADER Ph: (07) 543 3136, hooligan@enternet.co.nz Tina White LIBERTARIANZ PRESIDENT Ph: (025) 669 1708, fozzy@avanzare.co.nz www.libertarianz.org.nz www.libz.org

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