Claim­ing your rights

Kapi-Mana News - - OPINION -

Ed­i­tor,

I’d like to clar­ify a few points for Jim Gy­ton [KMN Let­ters, Feb 19].

Firstly, a pri­vate cit­i­zen is an oxy­moron be­cause a cit­i­zen is an ar­ti­fi­cial per­son that owes their al­le­giance to the Queen and has du­ties and obli­ga­tions or ben­e­fits and priv­i­leges.

Once again, a res­i­dent is an­other type of ar­ti­fi­cial per­son that has dif­fer­ent du­ties and obli­ga­tions or ben­e­fits and priv­i­leges, like paying rates, and not chop­ping trees.

To have rights and free­doms you must be a flesh and blood hu­man, un­for­tu­nately you won’t find ref­er­ence to a hu­man in many coun­cil acts and statutes.

Rights and free­doms are af­forded only to those who claim them. Have you claimed yours?

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