A single-policy, multi-issue party. Ten principles.

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The Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party is a single-policy, multi-issue party.

We have a single policy, which is to legalise cannabis.

Cannabis legalisation affects multiple other political issues, mainly by providing additional revenue from tax revenues and the cost savings from not enforcing cannabis prohibition.

But still we get asked questions like, e.g., “What is the ALCP’s policy on the use of 1080?” One ought to be able to answer such questions by recourse to first principles.

Here are the ALCP’s principles. (This is a draft list. Some of the principles below have yet to be ratified by the ALCP Board.)

1. Truth
We support honest, transparent government, making rational decisions based on the best scientific and empirical evidence available.

2. Freedom
We support personal responsibility and freedom of choice.

3. Justice
We support the rule of law, upheld by common law courts and an impartial justice system.

4. Peace
We support non-violent conflict resolution and the non-aggression principle.

5. Ecology
We support protections for the natural environment and conservation of native plant and animal species.

6. Commerce
We support economic growth, fiscal responsibility and job creation based on a sound supply of money.

7. Treaty of Waitangi
We support the principles embodied in te Tiriti o Waitangi.

8. Limited Authority
We support constitutional limits to the powers of the State, particularly where they undermine human rights or national sovereignty.

9. Personal Beliefs
We support the free exercise of religion or spiritual beliefs without involvement from the State.

10. Democracy
We support participatory democracy, representative government and parliamentary procedure.

Comments are welcome.

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6 Responses to A single-policy, multi-issue party. Ten principles.

  1. AngryTory says:

    OK so when are you going to appoint Brash as Leader?

    Because must people seem to think the ALCP is “leftist” – but these policies are more right than any other party in NZ!

  2. Tim says:

    It’s and odd thing to believe ‘truth’ as applicable to *politics* as being discoverable by science or ’empirical evidence’.
    You will never ‘discover’ or ‘prove’ Rights and Liberties this way, and is in fact a denial of such Ideals, and a call to pragmatic ‘end justifying the means’ political meddling.

    There is no need for me to talk about ‘the principles’ of the treaty other than to say that ALCP obviously means the Bogus principles that the Racist Radicals and socialists have invented to justify Treaty separatism… not *the Real principles* of the treaty…. “He Iwi tahi tatou”… Equal Rights, British Rule and Law, Etc.

  3. Richard says:

    There is no need for me to talk about ‘the principles’ of the treaty other than to say that ALCP obviously means the Bogus principles that the Racist Radicals and socialists have invented to justify Treaty separatism… not *the Real principles* of the treaty…. “He Iwi tahi tatou”… Equal Rights, British Rule and Law, Etc.

    Maybe you need to stop looking at things through shit-tinted spectacles, Tim. The ALCP Board is a half dozen or so people, including me. I have no truck with bogus Treaty principles. FYI, I already excised the word ‘partnership’ …

    • Tim says:

      I never believed you personally did truck those bogus principles, Richard.
      Yet am I wrong to assume yours is a minority opinion on the said board?

      I assumed this list was by and large *not compiled* by you.
      Do you endorse all this?

      • Richard says:

        Tim, the original list was compiled by Julian Crawford. It’s been through several revisions since. I’ve tried to ensure that the principles are worded in such a way that they are acceptable to all on the ALCP Board, including me.

        Yes, I endorse the above principles. Specifically, what (if anything) in the principles as stated do you take exception to?

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