Our last objective: Restoring citizenship

 

 Freedom is a much wider Ideal than representative Democracy. True freedom Rests on access to:

  • Easily available justice
  • Limited taxation
  • Non-intrusive government
  • Private property rights
  • Citizenship responsibilities
  • Good national defence
  • Little risk of crime

 

TRUE FREEDOM CAN ONLY EXIST WHEN EACH OF US KNOW WE HAVE NOTHING TO FEAR FROM ANY OTHER PERSON.

every New Zealander could, with the right information and will, enjoy and participate in the full rights and responsibilities of citizenship without undue interference from government. Citizens should be free to manage their own lives and their own local communities. To do so we need both direct democracy, through BCIR, and full democracy. This would be achieved if the people insisted, for example, on:

 

  • A substantial reduction in monopoly control of business and the mass media
  • Easy local access to immediate, low cost justice, freed from over legalistic control by the legal profession.
  • Effective policing and judicial processes that really does create safer communities
  • A banking system that does not weigh down individuals with interest bearing debt
  • Restricting social welfare to a helping hand, not a lifestyle choice
  • Deciding on whether or not New Zealand should participate in foreign wars.

There are many other ways that the people might use BCIR to direct government to create an economy and mould social life so that the people are free to pursue their own interests and participate in responsibly managing their own communities.