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Libz Announce Candidate For Mt Albert

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Mt Albert By-Election

Libz Announce Candidate For Mt Albert

Libertarianz spokesman Julian Pistorius has been nominated by his party as their candidate in the Mt Albert by-election

Julian is a 32 year old computer programmer and former deputy leader of the party. He was the Libertarianz Party candidate for the Northland electorate in the 2005 general election.

Julian says he believes in the philosophy of individualism - that people own their own lives, and that nobody has the right to tell you what you can do with your property or your body, as long as you don't harm anybody else.

“To this end, I believe that the only legitimate function of government is to protect these individual rights,” he added. “Government has no place in education, health, welfare, business, religion, culture or people's bedrooms. These are all areas where people can make up their own minds as to how they arrange their affairs.”

Julian and his party believe government is the source of – and not the answer to – many of the problems that beset our communities.

“For too long, bureaucrats and politicians have gotten away with eroding the rights of individuals,” he said. “Thanks to the Resource Management Act, property rights in this country are a farce. The education system is in a shambles. The public health system is hopelessly overloaded and inefficient.”

“Thousands of innocent people get locked away and treated as criminals for doing nothing more than ingesting substances that the government does not approve of. While this failed doctrine of prohibition is being enforced by an underfunded police force, real criminals get away with murder.”

“The state has all but eliminated the rights of individuals to carry arms and to defend themselves, their families and their property. The defence force has been stripped to an ineffectual phantom of what it once was, while at the same time we have let our strategic alliances crumble away.”

Julian believes local issues in the Mt Albert electorate such as any decision over new roading, and national issues such as the government’s response to the economic correction, should be worked through by peaceful negotiation, rather than local and national government riding roughshod over the rights of their citizens.

“For more freedom, and less government, there is only one choice in this by-election,” said Julian. “I am proud to represent the only party that wants to reduce the power of politicians – Libertarianz.”


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