“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter most”. Martin Luther King.
Leading Constitutional Lawyer, Sir Geoffrey Palmer stated on page 98 of his book, New Zealand’s Constitution in Crisis, “It is true the Treaty of Waitangi Act 1975 and all the other statutes, which give explicit recognition to the Treaty are not entrenched. They can be swept away by a simple majority in Parliament”.
The Fourth Labour Government made many reforms to our legislation by:
1. Wrote the majority of New Zealand Citizens out of the Treaty of Waitangi.
2. Dreamt up the Principles for Crown Action on the Treaty of Waitangi
3. Created a Partnership between Maori and the Crown.
4. Allowed claims to date back to 1840.
5. Took power away from the Crown/the people
Wrote the Majority of New Zealand Citizens out of the Treaty
The Fourth Labour Government accepted that the Treaty of Waitangi was a Partnership between Maori and the Crown, completely writing the majority of New Zealand Citizens out of the Treaty of Waitangi
Dreamt up the Principle for Crown Action of the Treaty of Waitangi
Sir Geoffrey Palmer and some of his mates in the Fourth Labour Government dreamt up the Principles for Crown Action on the Treaty of Waitangi. They were unsubstantiated opinions based on Sir Geoffrey Palmer’s studies in the United States. There is absolutely no relationship between the minority groups in America and New Zealand. The tension in America was between the races, in New Zealand it was between Maori and the Crown. Continuing intermarriage between the races of New Zealand proved there was zero tension between the races of New Zealand before the Fourth Labour Government interfered.
Created a Partnership Between Maori and the Crown
The Treaty of Waitangi was never a partnership between Maori and the Crown. The 1987 Court of Appeal between the New Zealand Maori Council and the Attorney General used false Treaty documents to dream up the Partnership and endorse the Principles. The Treaty of Waitangi has only one principle, “He iwi tahi tatou – We are now one people”.
Allowed Claims to Date Back to 1840
The majority of claims were created when New Zealand was under the control of the British Government, but most of these were fully and finally settled in the 1940’s before New Zealand accepted the Statute of Westminster in 1947 giving complete autonomy in foreign as well as domestic affairs. From this time on, all the people of New Zealand became New Zealand Citizens, under one sovereignty and one law.
Took Power away from the Crown/the people
The Fourth Labour Government enacted the State Enterprise Act. Section 9 stating, “Nothing in this Act shall permit the Crown to act in a manner inconsistent with the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi”. The Courts and Waitangi Tribunal now controlled the Crown’s assets/our assets.
As can be seem from the above, the Fourth Labour Government has a lot to answer for the escalating tension that has developed in New Zealand over the last 25 years. The Treaty of Waitangi gave all New Zealand Citizens the same rights but the Fourth Labour Government brought in unsubstantiated legislation that divided our Nation. Fortunately, this legislation has not been entrenched and can be “swept away by a simple majority in Parliament”.
Election Time – A Time for Change – A Time We Took Control
With election fast approaching, it’s time we took Sir Geoffrey Palmers advice and made our Politician’s swept away this unsubstantiated and fictitious legislation.
The majority of New Zealanders that have suffered under the Fourth Labour Government’s unsubstantiated reforms, continued and expanded by future Governments, must petition their Member of Parliament to force Parliament to repeal these fictitious Acts of Parliament. Legislation based on Sir Geoffrey Palmer’s experiences in America using false information and false Treaty documents. If they will not agree to repeal these Acts, then we should not vote for them as they will continue to endorse this false legislation and you, your children and their children will continue to suffer at the hands of these traitors.
Members of Parliament, there is only one Treaty – Te Tiriti o Waitangi, which gave one Principle – “He iwi tahi tatou – We are now one people” – New Zealanders.
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Research Department, One New Zealand Foundation Inc.