This is a sample of what some of our supporters have been saying to us since we went public on Friday 31st May. We want to thank everyone of you for getting in behind us. Your support is so appreciated. Together we can make this happen!

1

Congratulations !!! I have been waiting for this for years

Reading through your posting I cannot see a single word that I dont agree with. And not before time

I fear we have gone down the wrong road for many years and it will take a huge effort now to bring it back

If I can help I will

Very best regards

2

Hi –

Just a quick email to say “well done” on setting up the party!

I see the issue as not only “one law for all” (critical though that is) but also **historical honesty**.

Things like the *nonsensical* inflating of the Parihaka story.  Things like the seeming coverups (by DOC et al) of possible pre-Maori sites in the Waipoua Forest and the West Coast.

To be interested in those sites is NOT being “racist” –  it is being interested in uncovering the FULL history of the country, not only the “politically-correct politically-approved” bits.  The insistence that history be restricted like that *is* being racist – insisting that “the official view” is untouchable and off-limits to scientific challenge.

Keep up the good work!  Bye for now –

3

Im going to take a punt anyway and join so I will be sending up my membership application.

Just bought my dad Twisted Treaty for his birthday and just as I hoped, he has said I can read it first as he still has other books to finish.

I look forward to seeing updates on your website and will do all I can down this way to try and gain support down here.

4

Hi Guys,

I cant help but keep looking at your website. Im so proud of you.

5

Just a thought that you might like to build on, logged on to your web site, came to the subscribe to your email list, automatically stopped to think about if I was opening myself up to some sort of victimising by maoridom. That then made me think what sort of country am I living in that I have a concern of that nature, followed this by a conversation with my wife who is currently reading Twisting of the Treaty.  She then proceeded to explain how she had similar feelings when she was handed the book in public by a friend, and was concerned someone had noticed. We both agreed there is no way we should feel like this over this subject, so something is wrong in this country? I then notice there was only 36 other subscribers to your emails? I think a lot of people out there are hesitating in the fear of being labeled a red neck racist, just need to get the ball rolling. Will be watching with interest.

6

Well done go hard guys You’ve got my family’s vote. Don’t let our country be ruled and manipulated by only a small few of our population,getting payouts then asking everyone again to pay for there own schools, lower pass marks to be qualified.Health law etc NZ needs to wake up PC crap. They think they own everything water, lake beds, fish, crabs, Rivers, Air, etc they are not indigenous to NZ they came and took just like we did.

Man I could go on and on but..

I hope you get the ball rolling and turn it into a avalanche.Sorry Im not in a situation to contribute financially.

7

It’s fantastic to see a political party with a democratic policy for the majority of New Zealanders without favouring any minority groups. I have no doubt that the support for this new party will grow exponentially.

I will be signing up as a member and I am happy to promote 1 LAW 4 ALL wherever I go.

Well done on this initiative and may it grow and grow.

8

From the Facebook page:

It needs to be pointed out loudly and often that Maori language classes are nothing more than propaganda outlets for the Maori Sovereignty movement. Their purpose is to indoctrinate young, impressionable minds with the racist “One country, two peoples” mantra of the biculturalists.
The self-interested, the ill-informed, and the brainwashed have combined to mislead the New Zealand public towards “the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi” and “the Treaty is a ‘living document” as though its simple black letter clauses mean something other than what those who signed it 1840 had in mind at the time.
Article II guarantees to Maori signatories “… the full exclusive and undisturbed possession of their Lands and Estates Forests Fisheries and other properties … “ In the Maori version the word “properties” becomes “taonga.” Today that word has come to mean treasures, both tangible and intangible, including language and culture.
This blatant try-on would have astonished Sir Apirana Ngata. In his 1922 explanation of the Treaty, Ngata described “taonga” as applying to “this canoe, that taiaha, that kumara pit, that cultivation.” Not once did he hint that taonga included intangibles as claimed today by today’s race-hustlers and their liberal enablers.
Ngata was well-fluent in the Maori language and his explanation was consistent with Kendall and Lee’s 1820 vocabulary, the Williams 1844 dictionary, and Frederick Maning’s personal account of pre-Treaty New Zealand. Had anyone bothered to check these texts, they would have learnt that “taonga” meant goods, property, things, chattels, or in legal terms “personalty” [personal property].
F.E.(Frederick) Maning settled in Northland in 1833. He fathered four children to the sister of a Maori chief and later became a Judge of the Native Land Court. In his book Old New Zealand, Maning translates “taonga” as “Goods; property.”
Some years ago, researcher, Dennis Hampton, wrote to Auckland University’s Professor Andrew Sharp about this matter. In his book Justice and the Maori, Professor Sharp had observed that in 1840 the Maori language “was clearly not under threat, so how could it have been in anyone’s mind as a thing needing protection?” He expressed even greater doubt about ‘Maori cultural values.’
Replying to Mr Hampton, Professor Sharp said “[E]ven if taonga could mean things such as language and culture, it was not being used that way in 1840. I entirely agree with you that what was being thought of was property, and the kind of property that could be held exclusively.”
The point of entry into the public square for the taonga myth appears to have been former Waitangi Tribunal member, Sir Hugh Kawharu’s back-translation into English of the Maori Treaty text, in which “taonga” in Article II was deliberately misrepresented as meaning “treasures.”
What David Round refers to as a “portmanteau word” soon became a kete for anything Maori activists wanted to lay claim to in subsequent Waitangi Tribunal hearings. The Tribunal’s Kaituna River Report (1984) stated that “ratou taonga katoa” meant “all things highly prized.”
The Tribunal concluded in its Manukau Report (1985) that “Taonga” refers to more than physical objects of tangible value. “A river may be a taonga as a valuable resource. Its ‘mauri’ of ‘life-force’ is another taonga.”
Since the Treaty of Waitangi Act 1975 confers upon the Tribunal sole authority to determine the Treaty’s meaning and intent, it didn’t take long for word to get around. In 1987 Parliament passed the Maori Language Act. Its preamble stated: “Whereas in the Treaty of Waitangi the Crown confirmed and guaranteed to the Maori people, among other things, all their taonga: And whereas the Maori language is one such taonga:”
Over the years the taonga/intangibles myth made its way into a number of law reports. For example, in a 1994 case, NZ Maori Council v Attorney-General, it was stated that the Maori language is “a highly prized property or treasure (taonga) of Maori.”
This nonsense has now spread to government departments and local authorities. The Ministry of Education, Statement of Intent, 2008 – 2013 asserts: “The Government recognises the Maori language as a taonga guaranteed to Maori by the Treaty of Waitangi.” In its sustainability policy, the Christchurch City Council talks of responsibilities “to take care of places, natural resources and other taonga (both tangible and intangible).”
Even Internet encyclopedia, Wikipedia’s definition contains this tommyrot: “A taonga in Maori culture is a treasured thing, whether tangible or intangible. … Intangible examples may include language, spiritual beliefs and radio frequencies.” Those who compiled this entry have drawn heavily on Waitangi Tribunal reports.
Parliament needs to look beyond the pro-claimant bias of the Waitangi Tribunal and legislate for the Treaty of Waitangi to be interpreted on the basis of the meaning its 1840 signatories gave to its black letter words at the time.
On the subject of the Maori language, I’m with visiting AFS scholar, David Ausebel, who in 1962 wrote: “The future of the Maori language and culture lies not with the intervening European, but in the Maori home, and in the habits and usages of the Maori parents.”
In the 1930s, my grandparents were sole charge teachers at a small Native School in the Bay of Plenty. I once asked my grandmother if it was (as claimed by racial activists) ever official policy that Maori children be beaten for speaking Maori in the classroom or the schoolyard. “Not that I know of,” I was told. “Our children were coming to school from a home environment in which Maori was the first language and English infrequently spoken. The only way to bring these children into the learning environment was for the older children to use Maori with the younger ones to help them learn English.”
Inspectors came by several times a year and frequently complimented my grandparents on their teaching methods. The push to eradicate the Maori language from the school environment came not from the wicked Pakeha, but from the Maori parents, who would buttonhole my grandparents at the school gate or out and about in the community with: “I hope you aren’t letting those kids of mine speak Maori at school. I want them to learn properly how to speak the English.”
Sensible parents, since Maori as originally spoken has no words for the technological or economic concepts needed to get ahead in the modern world.
The fact that succeeding generation of Maori parents chose (for very valid reasons) not to teach the Maori language to their children is no justification for today: [a] compelling me to pay for its revival; and forcing my kids’ noses into a bucket of racial swill.
While the Maori language and culture may be a very great treasure to those who value it, to those who do not, it is not.
End of story, really.

9

From the Facebook page:

On 18 March 1958 our Governor-General (Lord Cobham) visited the Turangawaewae Pa, and said :

“In this far-off and lovely land, Europeans and Maoris are working together in common brotherhood, and we have together formed a new nation – a nation, self-governing and wholly independent, but bound to the Mother Country by the invisible ties of a common tradition. If that common tradition of justice, freedom, equality under the law should through indolence, selfishness and greed, become tarnished, then the Powers of Darkness will have won a victory from which there might well be no recovery.”

I wonder what he would say today!

10

This great comment on the article by Colin Espiner in the Sunday Star Times:

“Every few years, the ugly underbelly of New Zealand’s uneasy political truce on race relations is exposed, and pleads to be itched”.
Who is being divisive and racist? Is it those advocating racial separatism, Maori sovereignty and making extortionist demands for spurious reparations at the expense of the bulk of New Zealanders or is it a party like 1law4all who are demanding an end to race based largesse and special privilege and equality within the law for all New Zealanders regardless of race or ethnicity?
If you can’t see the divisive nature of the Separatist Maori movement that has been growing strongly over the last few years Colin, maybe you should make an appointment with your optometrist.
11
From the Facebook page:
Probably mentioned already but, here’s a list of
MAORI-ONLY PRIVILEGES … Schools, Education scholarships,
Housing projects, Health prioritisation and initiatives,
Welfare (whanau ora), Prisoner programmes, Positions on government agencies, Consultation rights under the RMA
Parks, rivers, lakes, coastline, Maori authority tax rates,
Maori authority tax-free status, Seats on local councils,
Local government statutory boards, Local government liaison committees, Seats in parliament, Sports teams,
Maori Land Owners Trustee Organisation Brand, Maori electoral roll, Agribusiness Awards, Maori TV Channels,
Billions of $ of Government payouts ($40 billion so far),
Music Awards, Forest Rental Trust, which only Maori can use to finance their claims however the forests are owned by the public. (“Let the Truth be known” by Hilda Philips she found there were about 269 Acts giving Maori preference over non-Maori).
Sole Rights to Greenstone in the South Island,
Sole Rights to whale watching and beached whales.
BTW there are NO race based privileges for non-maori !!

12

It’s fantastic to see a political party with a democratic policy for the majority of New Zealanders without favouring any minority groups. I have no doubt that the support for this new party will grow exponentially.

I will be signing up as a member and I am happy to promote 1 LAW 4 ALL wherever I go.

Well done on this initiative and may it grow and grow.

13

It is a relief to see the formation of this political party, it has come at a crucial time.

You need a good cross section of society for the party to capture support and credibility. A lot of that support should come from those caught in the middle ground, Ie: Maori & Non-Maori mixed marriages or  Kiwis of mixed ethnicity. I am sure that these people do not want their children to grow up in a country with festering racial tension.

People who have a foot in each camp and whose interests lie in equality, will make your best candidates for election.

This website, whilst also being a forum to air genuine issues of concern, should avoid earning a reputation as a ‘Redneck Outfit’ focussed on Maori-Bashing.

Sure, whilst the issues relate to the Maori extremist’s push for ‘Separatism”, ‘Sovereignty”, ‘Corruption’ and ‘Greed’, we should attempt to present objective articles and stay clear of emotive language that gives our opponents the material they need to discredit the party as ‘just a bunch of rednecks’.

I think that at this point in time, 1Law4All is off to a good start. I view it as a credible political party that stands for a fair and secure future for all New Zealand citizens.

I will actively direct potential members to this website.