Libz Prepare To Incinerate Census Papers
Libz Prepare To Incinerate
Libertarianz Party leader Richard
McGrath today urged anyone who objects to the coercive
nature of the five-yearly census to destroy their
"Members of my party up and down New Zealand will
be burning, shredding, defacing or ignoring the documents
sent out by Statistics NZ, as would be their undisputed
right in a free country."
"If the Bill of Rights Act 1990
had any teeth, it would protect those who don't wish to
complete their census forms from police harrassment and
prosecution. Article 14 of the act states: 'Everyone has the
right to freedom of expression, including the freedom to
seek, receive and impart information and opinions of any
kind in any form.' This includes the right to remain silent
and to refrain from writing."
"A lot of New Zealanders
are concerned about where the information in these forms
will end up, and whether it is necessary to collect the
information in the first place."
"And many are worried
that the government is paying lip service to its role as the
defender of basic individual rights such as free speech and
expression. This will be a test as to whether the Bill of
Rights offers real protection or is a sham."
information, see libertarianz.org.nz
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