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Freedom Fighter Standing For Parliament

Stephen Berry Announcement

Freedom Fighter Standing For Parliament

Remuera resident Stephen Berry is coming out of political hibernation and taking on big government this year. The self-styled Freedom Fighter is pleased to announce that he will be standing for Parliament as an Independent candidate in Tamaki in the 2011 general election.

This will be Stephen's third candidacy for public office having previously stood for Parliament in 2002 and for Mayor of Auckland, as a Libertarianz candidate, in 2004. He cites his disappointment with the performance of the National government as motivation for getting involved in politics again.

“This National government has continued in the statist tradition of telling people what to do with their lives and money, while setting a terrible example itself. With a budget deficit currently sitting at 9% of GDP, this government is in no position to tell anyone how they should be living their lives.”

Mr. Berry advocates a different approach to government; one that doesn't involve running the country. “The individual is the only legitimate owner of their own life and they have the right to live it as they see fit without violating the right of others to do the same. Government's role is to protect this freedom and nothing more.”

“In this election I will be a vocal proponent of liberty and argue tirelessly against the extension of ever ravenous state. I want to strip the power of the state to control us economically or on a personal level. If what you are doing does not involve the use of force against another, then what business is it of the government?”

As the campaign progresses, Stephen Berry will be making further policy releases. He guarantees that all of these will be focused on shrinking the government and extending individual liberty.

ENDS

Stephen Berry
Independent candidiate
for Tamaki

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