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


  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.

  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.

  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.

  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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