The Politically Incorrect Show - 06/07/1999
Music - Die Fledermaus
Good afternoon, Kaya Oraaa & welcome to the Politically Incorrect Show on the free speech network, Radio Pacific, for Tuesday July 6, proudly sponsored by Tuariki Tobacco 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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Sunday July 4 in Wellington - I & some friends were celebrating American Independence Day, the anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. What a pity, we reflected, that America has turned its back on its founding document, & embraced the ways of tyranny that its founders so eloquently condemned. What a challenge to us, we who understand the ideas impregnating that document, to reignite them in our time & bring them to fruition. "We hold these truths to be self-evident," said the Declaration, "that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty & the pursuit of happiness - that to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men ..." It went on to cite a "long train of abuses & usurpations" by which King George III had endeavoured to impose "absolute despotism" upon his American subjects; it proclaimed that when government conducted itself thus, "it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it." And abolish it they did, establishing in its place, for the first time in history, a government based on the rights of the individual, propelling mankind out of its primordial collectivist ooze - the swamp to which, alas, it all too soon returned.
We can revive that dream in New Zealand. Though we be assailed from all sides by the anti-liberty chants of the Politically Correct, we can forge New Freeland here. This government has perpetrated a "long series of abuses & usurpations" - and its subjects are starting to revolt. This government has reduced us to near-"absolute despotism" - and many of its subjects are beginning to realise that the way out is not to shackle us instead with the present opposition parties, which would be even more despotic, but to throw off the yoke of government altogether: to allow each & all of us to reclaim our birthright - the ability to govern ourselves - and to confine institutionalised government to the protection of that birthright.
Life, liberty & the pursuit of happiness - how those words resonate across the two centuries since! Citizens of New Zealand, let us pick up where the Founding fathers left off & make of our two little isles one land of liberty. Let us crush the political & bureaucratic tyrants from the primordial ooze, & renounce their abuses & usurpations.
From every mountainside, let freedom ring!
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