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Libertarianz Encourages Theft

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Libertarianz Encourages Theft

While the ACT Party arses about on dance floors making boasts that they can work "with anybody," the real freedom party is about to begin offering up detailed policies to encourage government shrinkage. So says that party's leader, libertarian Bernard Darnton.

Libertarianz has always promoted the abolition of Nanny State, and existing policies pointed the way. Now they're taking it one step further. "At the Libertarianz party's weekend conference in Wellington we began the process of formulating policies to roll back government in a step by step fashion across all portfolio areas - from environment to education, from tax to drug legalisation," Darnton said. "These transitional policies are designed to be 'stolen' by other parties."

"We may have no MPs in Parliament," he says, "But we're confident our ideas do get there."

"The Libertarianz slogan has always been More Freedom, Less Government," says Darnton, "and Libertarianz principles and policies have always demonstrated the 'goal posts' of such a slogan -- the aim of getting government out of people's pockets, out of their faces, and off their backs. Now and over the next few months we will roll out more detailed policies in all portfolio areas that show how to encourage more freedom, ensure less government, and handle the transition from more government to less government."

"Some parties have so few ideas they bleat when any are stolen - whereas we design our policies to be picked up by anyone who recognises their worth. These transitional policies will creatively demonstrate how to promote more freedom with no new coercion -- the overall principle on which our transitional ideas are based," Darnton says. "We're very confident that other parties will want to steal these policies. In fact, you could say we're encouraging outright theft," he says with a smile.

"We were very happy for other parties to steal our One Law For All policy, and very pleased to see that one could almost win an election on such a policy," concludes Darnton, who agrees that this experience helped encourage the formulation of more winning policies. "As our transitional policies are rolled out over the next few months, I'm in the happy position now of positively encouraging much greater theft."

Roll-out of the Libertarianz transitional policies will begin this week with the Libertarianz transitional educational policy.

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