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Libertarianz: Melissa Lee Almost Right

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Mt Albert By-Election
 
Libertarianz: Melissa Lee Almost Right

"Melissa Lee is right about criminals coming from South of Auckland," says Libertarianz candidate, Julian Pistorius.

Today Julian Pistorius, Libertarianz candidate in the Mt Albert by-election, backed the controversial statement made by beleaguered National Party candidate, Melissa Lee.

"Lee was right about criminals sneaking into Mt Albert from the south. She got it wrong when she blamed South Aucklanders though. The criminals are coming from much further south - Wellington."

Pistorius continued, "The real thieves are politicians and bureaucrats from Wellington who come to steal and bulldoze the homes of Mt Albert residents and plunder their earnings. It's time for this to stop."

To explain how to build a motorway without theft of houses, he said, "The land for the motorway should be acquired on the principle of voluntary agreement between the motorway builder and property owners. There are many examples of how roads, railway lines, pylons and gas pipe lines have been built without forcing people out of their homes. Buying options along a number of alternative routes is a great way to get this done."

Pistorius concluded, "A vote for me would be a vote for a front bench MP who would put Mt Albert first, not an existing MP seeking to boost the funding of his or her office. I will advocate for your private property rights in the face of the motorway, and fight to reduce government meddling in your life."


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