A Libertarianz government will separate state and business – there must be no partnership between the dollar and the gun. We will get the government’s agents out of your business, and slash the regulations that allow them access.
Taxation is legalised theft! Your money should be left in your pocket. A Libertarianz government will abolish all duties, tariffs, taxes and levies – except income tax. As a transitional measure this will be set at 15% – with an income threshold before payment of $50,000 – until being abolished in the shortest possible time consistent with debt obligations and transitional arrangements for ending the welfare state.
Private property rights provide the strongest possible protection for the environment. Common law protects neighbour from neighbour and offers nearly 800 years of sophistication in protecting property and the environment. Libertarianz will repeal the fascistic Resource Management Act, and uncover the common law that decades of planning legislation have buried.
LAW AND ORDER
All laws against victimless ‘crimes’ involving consenting adults will be repealed, in order that real crimes with genuine victims like rape, robbery, murder, theft and fraud can be vigorously pursued and the rights of these victims enforced and upheld. All people currently incarcerated for victimless ‘crimes’ will be immediately released. Life sentences for real crimes will mean life. The NZ Bill of Rights will be amended to uphold your right to self-defence and the right to possess the means of self-defence.
Schools and hospitals will be returned to those whose money paid for them – taxpayers! Other assets will be sold to retire debt and purchase annuities, or will be distributed as shares. Existing superannuants – whose savings have been stolen by taxes and government-induced inflation – would be provided for from the sale of these assets.
Libertarianz will leave you free to practise voluntary charity. All state benefits – including unemployment, sickness, and DPB – would be phased out to permit the growth of voluntary charities and private insurance. As a transitional measure, a Libertarianz government will sell government assets to purchase annuities for the severely disabled and for superannuitants, for whom the punitive tax regimes of previous governments have made savings impossible.
Libertarianz will have no truck with the racist xenophobia against refugees and immigrants touted by other political parties. We will accept any refugee whom anybody wishes to sponsor. We will run a completely open immigration policy subject only to a requirement that immigrants waive any claim to remaining elements of the welfare state and confirm their peaceful intentions on entry.
We are committed to getting Nanny State off our backs, out of our pockets and out of our lives! We will abolish the regulations, Departments, Commissions and Ministries, statutes and tax codes that hinder rather than help economic growth. Clear laws and protection of property rights will provide the environment for businesses to be created and to prosper.
A constitution that recognises your unalienable rights to life, liberty, property and the pursuit of happiness is required to constrain the power of government. A Libertarianz government will abolish the rampant institutionalised apartheid that now exists in New Zealand, and replace the ‘Treaty Principles’ that have empowered it.
Education is far too important to be left in the hands of the government. Parents should have the right to choose the way their children are taught. Libertarianz will give schools back to their communities – literally – with ownership and control of existing schools transferred to parents and teachers in the form of shares.
Libertarianz will end socialised medicine. We will progressively remove the state from all involvement in medicine, allowing providers of all forms of prevention, treatment and therapy to compete in an open market. ‘Die-while-you-wait’ government hospitals will be given back to their communities (in the same way as state schools) to administer as they choose. Tax relief will leave money in your pocket to spend for your own family’s health care as you see fit.
A country worth defending must be able to defend itself. A Libertarianz government will equip and maintain a modern defence force, able to defend this country’s interests around the world. We will maintain alliances that help to achieve this goal.