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It’s Time to Tell the Truth

Published: Fri 8 Jul 2011 09:57 PM
It’s Time to Tell the Truth
ACT New Zealand leader Don Brash says he’s proud of the content of his Party’s advertisement published in this morning’s New Zealand Herald.
The advertisement is headed “Fed up with pandering to Maori radicals?” and itemises ways in which radical extremists have succeeded in imposing a separatist agenda on a long-suffering New Zealand.
“I have been warning of this creeping separatism for some time, as part of ACT’s One Law for All campaign,” says Dr Brash.
“Whether it’s the continued existence of the Maori seats when National promised to abolish them, unelected Maori boards at local government level, special status for Maori under the RMA, the proposed control by Maori over flora and fauna, the intention to make it compulsory for teachers to learn Te Reo, or any form of preferential treatment for Maori, it’s time this insidious cancer was diagnosed for what it is – a type of apartheid – and excised.
“ACT upholds the Treaty of Waitangi. Article III guarantees to all New Zealanders, Maori and non-Maori alike, the rights of British subjects. That is the standard to which we should repair again.
“Redressing property rights violations under Article II is one thing (and entirely proper); statutorily entrenching Maori in a position of privilege and superiority is quite another (and entirely improper).
“Separatist militants have been trying it on. The fact that the Dominion Post, unlike the Herald, was too cowardly to run our ad shows how well those militants have been succeeding, not only in advancing their agenda but in closing down any debate on it.
"It's time to tell them their game is up," Dr Brash concludes.
ENDS

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