Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 

Now We See The Violence Inherent In The System

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Drugs

Now We See The Violence Inherent In The System

"Now we see the violence inherent in the system," said Libertarianz Drugs Spokesman Dr. Richard Goode today, upon hearing that a 21 year old Wellington man has become the first person to be prosecuted and sentenced under the draconian anti-party pill law that came into effect earlier this year. "Incarceration or forced labour - that's what the BZP ban really amounts to for those who fall foul of this foul and foolish legislation."

"We must ask who is the victim in this despicable affair," says Goode. "It is Nicholas Jones, the young Wellington man who is now being forced to do 120 hours community work, and who now bears the lifelong stigma of a criminal record. I hope Jones has already been on his OE - his overseas travel options have now been severely curtailed."

"And we must also ask who are the real criminals," adds Goode. "They are Jim Anderton and his puritanical cronies in Labour, National, New Zealand First and United Future who block voted to ban BZP this year. None of New Zealand's Parliamentary representatives would take kindly to being kidnapped and held against their will for up to a year for the supposed "crime" of minding their own business, yet they happily consign others whose leisure time activities meet with their disapproval to the same fate."

"The state-sanctioned persecution of recreational drug users must stop," insists Goode. "Responsible adults who like drugs ought to have access to safe, effective and legal alternatives to alcohol. Only one party, Libertarianz, will pave the way to greater consumer choice in recreational intoxicants."
Vote Libertarianz - End the War on Drugs™.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On DHB Deficits And Free Trade

Currently the world is looking on aghast at the Trump administration’s plans to slash Obamacare, mainly in order to finance massive tax changes that will deliver most of their gains to the wealthy. Lives will be lost in the trade-off. Millions of Americans stand to lose access to the healthcare they need.

Spot the difference with New Zealand, where DHBs are under intense pressure to reduce deficits within a climate of chronic underfunding. More>>

 
 

Greens' Response: Slum-Like Rentals Exposed In Renting Review

“...The grim findings of the review are a wakeup call about the true state of rentals in this country. Too many renters are festering in slum-like conditions under the thumb of landlords who have largely unchecked powers and ignore tenants’ complaints when it suits them.” More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Life And Times Of Peter Dunne

The unkind might talk of sinking ships, others could be more reminded of a loaded revolver left on the desk by his Cabinet colleagues as they closed the door behind them, now that the polls in Ohariu had confirmed he was no longer of much use to National. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Labour’s Campaign Launch

One of the key motifs of Ardern’s speech was her repeated use of the phrase – “Now, what?” Cleverly, that looks like being Labour’s response to National’s ‘steady as it goes’ warning against not putting the economic ‘gains’ at risk. More>>

ALSO:

Lyndon Hood: Social Welfare, Explained

Speaking as someone who has seen better times and nowadays mostly operates by being really annoying and humiliating to deal with, I have some fellow feeling with the current system, so I’ll take this chance to set a few things straight.. More>>

ALSO:

Deregistered: Independent Board Decision On Family First

The Board considers that Family First has a purpose to promote its own particular views about marriage and the traditional family that cannot be determined to be for the public benefit in a way previously accepted as charitable... More>>

ALSO:

Transport Policies: Nats' New $10.5bn Roads Of National Significance

National is committing to the next generation of Roads of National Significance, National Party Transport Spokesperson Simon Bridges says. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election