Osborne Summonsed to Court on Census Charges
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
“I am informing those who are
interested that I have been summonsed to appear at the
Waitakere District Court on Monday the 16th of December
2013 for failing or refusing to fill in a census
form.” said Peter Osborne.
He says, “In failing to comply with a government order to disclose information concerning my private life and private property, my intention is not to flout the law but to lodge formal protest against the Statistics Act 1975 and to register my rejection, on moral grounds, of the widespread practice of State expropriation of private property and information under threat of forcible punishment.”
Mr Osborne continues, “It is my view that in a civilised society, all interactions between people must be voluntary; that no person is able to gain any value from another, by the threat or use of force. Ensuring this is the proper function of the law. Compulsion abolishes morality outright and as a society we must aim to outlaw all forms of force and fraud and to do our best to resist and protest our governments whenever they flout these principals.”
He concludes, “I am declining to make a plea or to offer any legal defence as I view the existence of the Statistics Act an annulment of objective justice. Therefore I do not view my actions as a crime but as an act of self defence. Unfortunately my decision to keep what is mine has been twisted in legal terminology into an offence.
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