The Politically Incorrect Show - 12/03/2001
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Good afternoon, Kaya Oraaa & welcome to the Politically Incorrect Show on the free speech network, Radio Pacific, for Monday March 12, proudly sponsored by Neanderton Nicotine Ltd., the show that says bugger the politicians & bureaucrats & all the other bossyboot busybodies who try to run our lives with our money; that stands tall for free enterprise, achievement, profit, & excellence, against the state-worshippers in our midst; that stands above all for the most sacred thing in the universe, the liberty of the human individual.
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A couple of Libertyloopers have reported taking great delight in handing census-collectors the charred remains of their census forms. One of them, Tim Wikiriwhi, organised a ceremonial burning in the Waikato region on census night. Here's part of the speech he gave consigning the form to the flames:
"Why are we doing this? Is this a childish act of rebellion? An act of lawlessness? Many New Zealanders honestly believe that we are fools and even criminals for doing this, Are they right? No! ...
"Two very important truths are in question here. First, what is the legitimate role of government, and where do the liberties of the individual rightly begin and end, defining what is truly legitimate
and what is truly a crime?
"To quote Thomas Jefferson and the American Declaration of Independence: 'We hold these truths to be self evident - that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights: that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness; that to secure these rights governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed; that whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government ...
"Thus there exists a limit to government. A government that keeps within its boundaries is just. But a government that does not recognise its legitimate function and crosses into domains in which it has no business immediately becomes the violator of the rights it was instituted to protect.
"The government is not a law unto itself and has no right to violate you any more than a thief, rapist or murderer... Demanding that you fill out this form under threat, the state is committing a crime against you.
"Burning this document can never be constituted to be a crime because you are perpetrating no injustice upon anyone! And so your actions fall completely within the boundaries of legitimate liberties.
"Burning this document is the act of free men standing up and saying I'm not your property! My life is my own. So let us light us a fire tonight and raise our glasses for freedom!"
These portions of Tim's speech will be posted on my web site later today, under Latest PI Show editorial: www.freeradical.co.nz
And right now I'd like to bestow upon him the Free Radical Award, for his guts & spirit. To Tim Wikiriwhi:
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