“We are acting in Iraq against Daesh with our Hornets launching air strikes on a regular basis. We should be doing the same in Syria.”
Dan Tehan, Liberal backbencher, August 13th, 2015
Interesting thing about people who believe that wind farms are damaging their health: They’re a small minority. The research doesn’t support their claims. But hey, science has been wrong before and it could be wrong again. We need more research. Not only that, we need a Wind Commissioner – preferably one who doesn’t attend Liberal Party fundraisers, but it’s so hard to find truly independent people who aren’t fellow travellers with the Liberal Party.
However, one of my left wing friends… well, acquaintances, you can’t really consider someone like that a friend. One of my left wing friends said, “F*ck ’em. When it’s all said and done who cares if it affects their health, they’re a small minority and we’re the majority so what we say goes, OK?”
And that’s the trouble with the left, they have an unhealthy belief in the idea of majority rules when we all know that the majority can sometimes run roughshod over the rights of a small minority.
Like climate change. They seem to think that just because the majority of people want to leave something for their grandchildren, that the minority who say let’s grab what we can now and screw the future, have no rights at all.
And as for same sex marriage, they seem to think that just because a majority supports it, then it should happen. Again, running roughshod over the beliefs of the very people who invented marriage – the Christian Church. Because there was no marriage before the Christian Church. Well, not a legitimate marriage anyway. There were husbands and wives but they can’t be considered to have had a proper marriage because they weren’t married in a Christian church. You only have to read The Old Testament to discover all that polygamy, and we certainly shouldn’t mention David and Jonathan.
So it’s about time we had a plebiscite on this issue because Parliament shouldn’t decide it. And not just a plebiscite where all Australia gets to vote because that might allow the majority to run roughshod over the views of those who oppose it. Similarly, a Constitutional referendum, in spite of how rarely they succeed, might actually lead to a result allowing gay people to marry.
No, it needs to be a vote by people who’d be performing the marriage ceremony. Because they’re the ones that this affects. But this needs to be balanced by allowing National Party members to vote in a ratio of two to every vote in favour of same sex marriage by a member of the clergy.
I mean, Catholic priests aren’t allowed to marry, so why on earth should people who don’t even believe in God? Which one can presume about gay people because if they believed in God then surely they wouldn’t want to spend their life only living with people of the same sex. Unless they were a priest, of course, in which case it’s ok.
Or a Prime Minister, who decided that he’d rather stay with the AFP in Canberra than rent a house.
Anyway, forget all that because we’ve just discovered that things have changed as far as Syria is concerned. Apparently, some sort of civil war has broken out and if something isn’t done, then Malcom Turnbull may actually stop doing his Peter Costello impersonation and actually launch a challenge.
The situation in Syria is almost as bad.
And we need to help the USA because they don’t have enough bombs of their own, so some help from Australia is needed. There’s nothing like the sight of the Australian Prime Minister fare-welling our troops to put fear into the hearts of Australia’s enemies.
And it makes those terrorists in the Middle East concerned too.