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Anything That's Peaceful? Not the Greens!

Anything That's Peaceful? Not the Greens!

"Be afraid, be very afraid!" announced Libertarianz Leader and Tauranga Candidate Russell Watkins today responding to the news that the Green Party believes the occupation of private land at Young Nick's Head is "necessary and peaceful."

"How 'peaceful' is it to storm onto someone else's land and sit there, just because you don't like who is going to buy it? If the Green Party and protestors are that concerned about who owns the land, why didn't they raise money to put in a bid for it rather than use force?" asks an appalled Watkins, who points out that "Green eco-terrorists also claimed that breaking-and-entering and vandalising a Lincoln research lab was also, somehow, 'peaceful'!"

Watkins says that in this age of home invasions and burglaries, it is disgusting that the Green Party has openly endorsed a rabble of individuals prepared to trespass on private land. Whose land will be next, he wonders: "Will it be your property that they suddenly decide is precious to some group for whatever spurious reason they have for trespassing and occupying it?" proclaimed a worried Watkins. "Will it be your property they next decide deserves to be vandalised?" Watkins says it is time voters confronted all of the parties on whether they believe in private property rights. "Tell the Green Party that trespass onto private land is illegal, immoral and unacceptable," he says.

"Libertarianz is fundamentally committed to private property rights and to adult citizens interacting in voluntary and peaceful means - as libertarian Leonard Read once said: to 'Anything That's Peaceful.' The Greens by contrast believe in violence," Watkins concluded.

It's enough to make you vote Libertarianz !


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