Why every Kiwi should celebrate the High Court ruling on warrants


‘Not demonstrably justified’: High Court upholds challenge to police and NZDF vaccination warrants, dismissals put on hold

A High Court challenge questioning the legality of Covid-19 vaccination warrants for police and defense force employees has been upheld, with the court ruling that the government’s warrant is an unwarranted incursion into the Declaration Rights.

Dumb Lives Matter protesters and never vaxxers think this is a huge moral, political and legal victory for them when in reality it is proof that the system actually works.

As a post-Marxist anarchist environmental socialist, I hate the state in my grids as much as the next free individual, but I’m okay with this restriction of my civil liberties for the public good.

This extraordinary power over us of the state in the midst of a pandemic MUST be challenged every day of the week, and when that mandate is too onerous, the legal side kicks in and pushes back the power of the state.

This is great news for all of us, this is the time when the law says that the prudence of the state no longer trumps the rights of the individual.

This doesn’t mean warrants weren’t legal or necessary in the past, it just means that Omicron is a variant so much weaker than previous variants that it no longer guarantees emergency level powers over us in as individuals.

This is proof that our system works!

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Good. There was always a time when the mandates fell, so removing them is not a loss for the government.

Critics seem to believe that Labor wants to keep the mandates for nefarious reasons, which is bullshit. The government desperately needs the economy back on track and will drop the mandates as soon as it can.

This victory at the High Court is a victory for everyone.

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