"When property rights are under attack both here in New Zealand and around the world, it's a pleasure for once to support a move in a direction that protects property rights."You can read the entire submission here.
"I've long argued that the Resource Management Act is a disaster for the property rights of New Zealanders -- that the only solution is a stake through its heart. The RMA would not have been able to have property rights buried in the manner it did if property rights were included at the heart of our Bill of Rights, particularly if that Bill of Rights were to be given real teeth."
"Copeland can't do much about the latter, but he is at least trying on the former and I applaud him for that. Our submission in support of his Bill argues in part that 'As time passes, it becomes more evident that private property rights are an omission from the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act. They are among the most fundamental and most valuable rights. As Leon Trotsky long ago pointed out with glee, where there is no private ownership, individuals can be easily bent to the will of the state. It is high time that individuals were given proper legal protection against the abuses of the state. This Private Members Bill is a start."
LINKS: Something being done about property rights - "Bravo, Gordon Copeland" - Peter Cresswell, Libertarianz press release
Libertarianz Submission on the New Zealand Bill of Rights (Private Property Rights) Amendment Bill - complete submission, Libertarianz
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