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Berry Defends Guy Fawkes Day against Tyrant Tariana

Published: Fri 4 Nov 2011 10:29 AM
Berry Defends Guy Fawkes Day against Tyrant Tariana
Tamaki Independent candidate Stephen Berry today warned Maori party co-leader to back off over her statements that Guy Fawkes Day should be replaced by Parihaka Day. “Guy Fawkes day remains a long standing reminder that people should never be afraid of their Governments. Governments should always be afraid of their people.”
“It is of no surprise that Tyrant Tariana believes Guy Fawkes Day is irrelevant. She is a big Government toady who gleefully participates in the destruction of individual liberty through actions such as banning the display of tobacco in dairies and advocating the increase of joblessness through extreme minimum wage levels. Turia is also a committed supporter of forcing compulsion through our education system to assert her own cultural ideals. It is because of politicians like Turia that the fifth of November should never be forgotten.”
Tariana Turia advocates that on the fifth of November we should remember the colonial destruction of the Maori settlement at Parihaka. The settlement was wiped out, but instead of responding with hostility, the people of Parihaka simply sat on the marae, welcomed the invaders and began decades of passive resistance. Berry cannot see what is so admirable about welcoming an aggressive violator of liberty and suggests a hostile reception for the invaders would have been much more appropriate.
Stephen Berry points out to Turia, “It is precisely because of this sort of action by Governments in the past that New Zealanders should always remember and celebrate Guy Fawkes Day. Even now the New Zealand Government routinely runs rampant over the rights of individuals, usually with a braindead sheeple begging for more. The Government tells us how much of our money we are allowed to keep, what we may spend it on, what we may put into our bodies, the days we can trade and even the colour we may paint our house! Celebrating the memory of the man who attempted to blow up Parliament is just one way of demonstrating to our Government the potential consequences for a state that goes too far!”
Stephen Berry also believes there should be less regulation on the sale of fireworks. “It is ironic that the Government limits us to celebrating the freedom of the individual to three days a year and New Zealanders accept it.”
Berry believes the only restrictions that should be placed on fireworks is an age limit of eighteen for purchase, much in the way other potentially dangerous products such as alcohol and tobacco are treated. He believes that individuals should be held responsible for their appropriate use of fireworks and that behaviour would actually improve if their sale wasn’t restricted to such a short period once per year.
Stephen Berry
Independent candidate, Tamaki
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