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Libertarianz - 'Single Issue' Policy

Libertarianz - 'Single Issue' Policy

The Greens say that 'The Environment' is the single issue in this election campaign. Libertarianz environment deregulation spokesman Peter Cresswell agrees: "The single issue IS the environment," affirms Cresswell. "The human environment!"

Releasing the first plank of the Libertarianz environment policy today Cresswell explains that "the human environment is the one in which we all live and work, and it is the human environment we must protect," says Cresswell. "We must protect it most importantly from environmental zealots who would use environmentalism as a Trojan Horse for authoritarianism." Cresswell says that "there is no reason to tie us up with authoritarian rules and regulations in order to protect 'The Environment' - as the green religionists would have us do, and no reason to provide work for the army of consultants who feed off these rules."

"What protects both the environment in which we live AND the human environment is property rights," affirms Cresswell, who maintains that property rights have become buried by the last dozen years of environmental legislation in this country. "It is property rights that protect human freedom AND the environment," he says. "It is property rights that environmental zealots have all but destroyed in this country - and it is property rights that form the heart of the Libertarianz policies for the environment - the human environment."

It is this thinking that underpins the first plank of Libertarianz environmental policy: the abolition of the Resource Management Act.

Resource Management Act - Abolish it!

This Act has nationalised land in this country, and ruined many hard working New Zealanders. It is time to recognise it as the excrement that it is, and dump it.

The RMA upholds the toxic collectivism of kaitiakitanga - or stewardship - while completely ignoring property rights; it upholds the nonsense of 'intrinsic values' while destroying distinctively human values; it touts 'effects-based planning' while regulating and prohibiting human activities; it has empowered an enormous army of consultants to interpret and manage it - an army set to increase under the proposed amendments in both number and cost.

It protects trees, rocks and mud puddles while providing no protection for human life; it protects future generations while making it virtually impossible to build the infrastructure these generations will need. It fails to even mention property rights in its 455 pages, while harbouring a savage penalties regime of fines up to $200,000, and up to two years in jail!

It is supported by EVERY party in this current parliament, yet it has seen: - Auckland held to ransom as roading projects sit on consultants' desks - Whitianga held to ransom for the edification of a very stupid woman; -·beachfront property virtually nationalised; - farmers held to ransom as they find their land nationalised to become so-called 'Significant Natural Areas'; - ·a Waiheke developer ruined because the RMA allowed Council to dump raw sewage on his boundary fence; - ·tribal witchdoctors charging $80 an hour to ward off 'evil spirits'; - Waitakere property owners fined $75,000 for clearing trees in order to lay a driveway; -·a Wairarapa farmer given 6 months Periodic Detention and a fine of $26,000 for excavating a small part of his Wairarapa property in preparation for a paua pond; · - beachfront property owners prohibited from building new dwellings, and prosecuted for preventing their existing houses from falling into the sea; - ·New Plymouth beachcombers prosecuted for collecting driftwood.

The RMA is routinely used by businesses to stymie their competitors, and by tribal savages to practice extortion on their neighbours.

This Act is toxic. It must go!

It is often defended - despite its obvious poison - because it is claimed to provide environmental protection, yet it has seen: · - consents issued to a developer to dump sewage effluent directly into an ocean outfall at Akaroa; - consents issued·to a Pulp and Paper Mill to dump toxic waste into the Tarawera River; - consents issued to a Meremere landfill to dump toxic leachate into the Waikato River.

This Act has, in short, been a disaster both for the environment and for property owners. It must go!

"If anyone thinks there is an easier way," waffled pretentious poseur Simon Upton - who oversaw the introduction of this excrement, "then I suspect their view of the issue is simplistic and their imagined solution inadequate." Such is the ignorance of this former Minister of Mud Puddles that he ignores completely the eight hundred years of common law history that arose precisely to manage just such situations.

And such is her hatred for humanity that Jeanette Fitzsimons boasts that her Environment Select Committee will make the Act even more onerous after this election! And Minister Marian Hobbs agrees!! Not one party in this current parliament opposes this legislation.

It is time to drive a stake through the heart of the Resource Management Act. It is time to replace it with common law protection of private property rights.
No other party is even remotely close to saying this. Only Libertarianz will dump it.

It's enough to make you vote Libertarianz!

For further information please contact:
Peter Cresswell
(09) 631 0034, organon@ihug.co.nz


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