PRESS RELEASE: We Like Ike (This Time)
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We Like Ike (This Time)
"The Libertarianz support Ike Finau's erecting of signs on his own
property," says Libertarianz spokesman Stephen Berry today. "The Auckland
City Council's prohibition of signs on Ike's private property - because
those signs are critical of the Auckland City Council - is typical of the
fascism we see growing from Government bodies in this country."
"Ike's right to free speech is, in this case, underpinned by the fact he is
exercising this right on his own property. Private property rights are a
cornerstone of liberty in a free society," says Berry. "These rights cannot
be compromised by the morals of a few councillors."
Penny Bright has called on all political parties to respect the unrestricted
right to freedom of speech on private property. "The Libertarianz will
support her and the Water Pressure Group on this issue," confirms Berry,
"But only this issue." Berry explains his caveat by pointing out that Ms.
Bright values the concept of private property in this case when defending
Ike's freedom of expression, but dismisses the concept when she demands
'collective ownership' of water. Further, he observes, Bright and co
"violated the concept when her Water Pressure Group launched a noisy attack
on a dying Phil Raffils on his own property."
Stephen confirms in conclusion that he "looks forward to Penny Bright
reflecting on this inconsistency, and seeing her change to the ranks of the
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