Monday, 4 August 2014
Act leader Jamie Whyte's view on the Maori Seats and comparisons with the pre-revolutionary France is bollocks. Act ignore the notion of contract contained in the Treaty of Waitangi. It is through the signing of the Treaty that the Crown gained its legitimacy to govern in this country. The Treaty is not a document that gives Maori special privileges, rights and millions of dollars to which they are not entitled. Rather the Crown for over a century reduced Maori to being the party to a broken contract. In terms of special favouritism, Act should look at themselves where they have to rely on the patronage of the National Government to get into Parliament, as their own policies are so repugnant that they have little hope of making it on their own.