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MCDONALD DID NOT GET JUSTICE

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    PRESS RELEASE LIBERTARIANZ JUSTICE MCDONALD DID NOT GET JUSTICE Libertarianz spokesman, Stephen Berry, today found himself agreeing with United Future s Marc
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 10, 2003
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      PRESS RELEASE
      LIBERTARIANZ
      JUSTICE

      MCDONALD DID NOT GET JUSTICE

      Libertarianz spokesman, Stephen Berry, today found himself
      agreeing with United Future's Marc Alexander who has
      disapproved of the sentence handed out to former newsreader
      Darren McDonald, saying, "There is absolutely no doubt that
      Darren McDonald did not receive justice when sentenced to
      eight months in prison. McDonald should never have been
      arrested for methamphetamine possession!", Berry declared.

      Alexander slammed the eight month prison sentence given to
      McDonald, labelling it as a "manifestly inadequate stretch".
      The Libertarianz spokesman countered, "The Heil God Squad of
      United Future appears to have the idea that they own the
      lives of others and have the right to control those lives.
      They could not be more wrong. Mr. McDonald, like every other
      individual, has the exclusive right to control his own life and to exercise
      his own judgement over the substances he chooses to consume.
      How would Mr. Alexander feel if I were
      to enact legislation prohibiting him from consuming alcohol
      to send a message to others about healthy choices? He would
      feel violated, and quite rightly too."

      Berry goes on to outline the Libertarianz party's position
      on methamphetamine use. "Each individual is the owner of
      their own life and therefore has the right to live their
      life in any way they see fit, on the condition that they take responsibility
      for their actions, including that of not initiating force against others.
      As a result, we absolutely oppose laws prohibiting methamphetamine
      use and condemn any legislator whom thinks they have the right to
      do otherwise. "If Mr. Alexander is opposed to the use of methamphetamine,"
      concludes Berry, "then I strongly recommend he simply refrains from using
      the substance."

      ENDS

      Stephen Berry
      Libertarianz spokesman
      21 Glenarm Ave
      Mt Roskill, Auckland
      0210375720
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