Monday, 4 September 2017

Quotes of the Day: Compare and contrast


“No man of what state or condition he be, shall be put out of his lands or tenements nor … arrested or deprived of liberty by the state … without he be brought to answer by due process of law.”
~ from the statutory rendition of Magna Carta, 1354

“No person shall ... be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law …”
    ~ from the Fifth Amendment to the US Constitution, 1789

“…nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”
    ~ from the Fourteenth Amendment to the US Constitution, 1868

“National say they'll give police powers to search the homes and cars of some violent gang members at any time without a warrant or warning…”
    ~
report on press conference with PM and Deputy PM, Sunday September 3, 2107

“It was good New Zealand lacked a written constitution as it gave governments flexibility.”
    ~ Prime Minister Bill English, reported remarks from press conference with Paula Bennett, Sunday September 3, 2107

“Question to Deputy PM Paula Bennett: ‘Does an [alleged] criminal have human rights?’
Paula Bennett: Some have fewer human rights than others…”
    ~
remarks from press conference, Sunday September 3, 2107

5 comments:

  1. So the choice is between these authoritarian a.sholes and a Labour Party that wants to send us back to the industrial relations dark ages... I think I've just made up my mind not to vote this time round.

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  2. What is worrying is it seems that this policy of search without warrant or warning is supported by many people. The lynch mob mentality is well and truly alive.

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  3. Everyone is torn up about the idea of someone having fewer human rights. A convict in jail has fewer rights than a free man.
    The only issue here is the lack of judicial process. It's a recipe for inevitable abuse.

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  4. Modern constitution's, devoid of the restraining impulse of judeau-christian values, will get corrupted by modern Marcusian power scrabblers. The EU constitution is a poignant case. EU constitution writers took the a god-given common-law "right", and inserted their grey souls as masters, and now we have the destruction of Europe. Equality for everyone, is equality in misery.

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