Monday, February 18, 2008

Electoral Finances Bill (reprise)

I don't like to regurgitate other peoples writing TOO often, but every now and again when I read something particularly clever or EXPLANATORY, it seems a waste not to share it.

The following piece is from NotPC: I read it on Julian Pistorius's blog - seems like he thought it worthy of a second look also.


There is no free speech under a tyrant

November 20th, 2007

Reproduced from PC's Blog:

If it moves, they've taxed it. If it keeps moving, they've regulated it. When it stops moving, they've subsidised it. If they don't like it they've banned it, and if they do like it, they've made it compulsory.

They've taxed you to hell, regulated you into the ground, and turned nearly two-thirds of New Zealanders into welfare beneficiaries. And they've lied to you about it all.

In times of tyranny the only relief from dictatorship is through free and fair elections -- the right retained by the people to throw the buggers out -- and the right -- the right! -- to raise your voice in protest.

Both forms of pressure release are now being taken away.

Elections are now being fixed to favour the ruling party -- and the so called opposition is so spineless in any case as to be no real alternative -- and for one year in three political protest is being muzzled, requiring registration with a censor's office.

To raise your voice in protest you'll have to ask permission first.

It's the last straw.

There is no free speech under a tyrant.


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