We are dealing with the most dangerous government ever in Australia’s history.Â This is becoming the most important issue in the history of this nation.Â Countless Australians died in past wars protecting our freedoms.Â We must not let them down. It’s really amazing to think people would still vote for such a anti-freedom party as the ALP headed lead by Gillard.
It is astonishing that Australia has a government so authoritarian – and it is depressing that Australians aren’t united in howling down such an arrogant attack on their freedom to say what they think:
LEGAL experts have questioned whether Labor’s draft anti-discrimination laws are constitutional, arguing the expansion of federal powers is a step too far into community life thatÂ will ensnare students, parents, employees and even sports spectators.
As the Senate inquiry into the bill prepares to hold its first hearings this week, constitutional law professors Nicholas Aroney of the University of Queensland and Patrick Parkinson of the University of Sydney say it could also fall foul of our international obligations and may lead to successful court challenges.
The Greens yesterday joined the chorus of concerns over the proposed legislation, which will make it unlawful to offend or insult others.
EvenÂ the GreensÂ think Labor is too authoritarian?
Not just that, even some impeccably Leftist comedians – well, Ben Elton, at least – are astonished to find themselves suddenly so badgered. Elton is yet to defend his free speech, but does draw the line at Government nagging over smoking and drinking:
Complain while it’s still legal, Ben.
Complain about attacks on our right to speak? Forget it. Far easier to give in.
Paul Sheehan on the visit next month of Geert Wilders, leader of a political party with 16 seats in the Dutch Parliament.
You don’t have to agree with Wilders, or endorse his style. But on our right to hear him – and his right to speak here – there can be no compromise. One way to defend both is by booking a seat at one of his speechesÂ here:
Some very valid observations:
The great lie of the 60s: freedom and socialism go together. A big lie, told often and believed.