Letter to the Editor: Hawke’s Bay Today
by 1Law4All Party President
Dr Tom Johnson PhD
Irish political philosopher Edmund Burke stated: “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”
History has repeatedly shown that basic rights and principles cannot be altered or reduced without opening the way to tyranny.
The recent pitiful judicial decision to exonerate the Tainui Maori King’s son from criminal offence is a case in point. It is just another of the almost daily occurrences that shows the country’s continual slide into separatism.
Special treatment before the courts as in this case, the appointment of unelected and unaccountable Maori representatives to numerous local body committees on bogus claims of partnership and the payment at the taxpayers’ expense of millions of dollars on spurious Treaty grievances are just a few of the examples that endorse the fact that 85 per cent of New Zealand is held to ransom by a Maori iwi elite who are interested only in fulfilling their own greedy objectives.
It is ironic that in New Zealand this iwi elite and their supporters are hellbent on establishing racial separatism and race-based privilege at the same time much of the rest of the world is trying to establish democracy.
Their efforts will ultimately fail through the contradictions in their own policies but it will not be before the process produces conflict and probable bloodshed.
THE RORTS AND CORRUPTION OF THE TREATY “GRAVY TRAIN” INDUSTRY WILL CONTINUE UNTIL NEW ZEALANDERS SAY ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.
Abraham Lincoln, during the American Civil War, stated that “a house divided against itself cannot stand.”
Our once blessed and peaceful country is in for a rough future because of the apathy and complacency of its population who lack the courage to stand up to the insidious encroachment of racism. Whatever happened to Governor Hobson’s “He iwi tahi tatou” (“Now we are one people”)?
If we do nothing to prevent this loss of democracy and the principles of equality, tyranny will prevail.