Operation Goose - Them spying on us, us spying on them
This is an official press release from the New Zealand People's Mandate Party concerning Operation Goose. Them spying on us, us spying on them. Reference http://www.facebook.com/events/486194154796447/
No doubt the National led government has been feeling somewhat smug, that since the passing of the GCSB and TICS spying laws the opposition to them has all but died, as happened with the passing of the Search and Surveillance Bill. Certainly, for all their rhetoric leading up to the passing of these draconian laws, not a peep now from Labour, the Greens or any other opposition party for that matter. However, the newly formed New Zealand People's Mandate Party has not forgotten and remains very vocal in our opposition to laws that allow a plethora of government agencies to actively spy on Nana, Granddad, Aunty, Unc, bro, sis and cuz, ordinary Kiwi folk. NZPMP does not accept the assertions from government or our policing agencies that these new laws will not be abused. The plain fact is that with every increase in policing powers, has come a corresponding lift in the abuse of police powers generally. Every system is open to abuse and given human nature, systems always will be abused. Our laws, as they existed before the introduction of these new spying laws were being abused, to the point where our own police, intelligence agencies and government were breaking our laws at will and it is well to remember, that our new spying laws are largely designed to simply make legal what policing agencies and government were blatantly flouting.
NZPMP will not allow our politicians from any party to forget significant opposition still exists to these new laws. As such, it is our contention that what is good for the goose, is good for the gander. Accordingly we have launched Operation Goose, them spying on us, us spying on them, to remind all our politicians that it is they who serve us, not the other way round. There will be from today, demonstrations in Wellington against these unnecessary attacks by government on our people's most fundamental rights and freedoms, freedoms our ANZAC troops fought for and died to protect. Government litteraly spits on the memory of our ANZAC troops and the sacifices they gave to let New Zealanders live as free people, unhindered by what can only be described as National and Labours newly created police surveillance state. From today, politicians across all our parties can expect that the people will be placing them under the most minute scrutiny. They are all responsible for allowing these vile new laws to be imposed on the people and so can expect that every facet of their tawdry little lives may come under close watch. They may expect personal surveillance of themselves, their families and that pop up demonstrations outside their own homes may become commonplace. If our politicians feel, as Peter Dunne has certainly found, that these actions are intrusive, then perhaps they should have thought through matters a little more clearly because it is the intention of the people, to put them under the same scrutinies our politicians think just fine to put us under.
The New Zealand People's Mandate Party would if elected to govern, repeal these ridiculous laws that do not serve our people. They are unnecessary impositions that are entirely open to abuse and absolutely will be. We know this because history simply teaches us that our police, intelligence agencies and government cannot be trusted. An unfortunate lesson to be sure but not a lesson to be ignored.
New Zealand People's Mandate Party.