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Free Speech - Keith Locke Gets It Right!


Free Speech - Keith Locke Gets It Right!

"The burning of the NZ flag maybe distasteful, it maybe disrespectful, but

it certainly must be legal," Libertarianz Spokesman Russell Watkins said

today. "On this Keith Locke is 100% morally right - for once."

"Many New Zealanders fought and died under the NZ flag, defending 'Freedoms

ramparts on the sea,'" sings Watkins. "Yet surely one of the most important

freedoms is the freedom to challenge the State that the NZ flag represents.

Defending the ideals of free speech and free expression means that on

occasion we are going to hear, and see, people doing things that we

ourselves may disagree with - including burning the flag."

"To ban anyone (even unwashed hippies) from expressing their beliefs by

burning the flag flies in the face of the very meaning that the flag itself

is said to stand for," concluded Watkins.

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