MAY 23, 2012 @ 4:51 PM
CU you remain terminally delusional.”
Tweed and your entire alias.
Tweed I have given great thought to your comment. It is not the first time that you have alleged this bit after much thought, I am afraid I have to disagree with you.
I am well aware of how the world and politics works in this country.
I have been on this earth for seventy years. I have enjoyed life at its best and I am sad to say, at its worse.
I began privilege, but life choices and uncontrollable reverses have made it an extremely rocky road.
I have learnt that we do not always have control over our life.
That is a proposition, that I amuser you will not agree with. You are still under the illusion that you are in full control of your life, your future, and your finances. I sincerely hope that you never learn that you are incorrect.
Tweed, we all need to respect the views and aspirations of others.
There are not right or wrong, when it comes to how we live our lives, or how we want the country to run.
The same applies to politics.
It is about our personal values, beliefs, aspirations, and priories.
I do not want to make value judgments, but I get the impression that you see the role of government is to be as small as possible. You see it as being every man for them. If they do not make it, so be it, as it is their fault. You do not believe you are responsible for others.
I respect your right to have these views. That being the case, your priories are much different to mine. Your aspirations seem to be a society, where it is dog eat dog, for the country scare the daylights out of me.
Our government is working as the Founding fathers envisaged.
We have a minority government made up of representatives, that 58% of the voted for.
This is a duly elected legitimate government, according to the Constitution.
This government still holds the confidence of the house.
Since day one, Mr, Abbott has refused to recognise the legitimacy of the government has used intimidation and bullying tactics to bring it down.
If one believes this is acceptable, then I have to be in disagreement.
It surprises me that this government is working so well. Yes, it appears to be hated, if one follows the polls. That is not a reason for a new election. All governments go through periods where they are not popular. If people are still unhappy at the next schedule election, they will make their wishes known.
There is no need for Thomson to be hounded and bullies as he has been. That should not be the Australian way. We have a system of justice that will deal with the man it he is guilty. Many investigations in this land take years, especially in the commercial world.
It is very dangerous to allow trial by media and kangaroo courts to become the order of the day. They have a history of getting it wrong, and are cruel to the people accused.
I want to see oppositions that spend their time scrutinising all that the government does. I want to see them put up strong opposition to what they believe to be wrong. I want to see them try to get support of others to get their point across. I want to see then proposed alternative, and convince us they have the better answer.
What I do not want to seem is an opposition that believes it should be in power. I do not want an opposition that does not accept the voice of the people. An opposition that believe the people got it wrong.
What do I see as the role of good governance? That easy, one governs for the good of all.
I see the role of government to support those who cannot look after themselves. I want the government that gives the weak and vulnerable the means to lift them up the ladder.
Government should take responsibility for proving the basic needs of a society. It should ensure access to health, education and the judiciary systems.
Good governance provides the infrastructure that allows industry to thrive.
In this age, we expect our roads and transport to be adequate and safe.
We expect that defence forces are adequate to keep the country safe.
The economic system is not handed down by some god. It is structures that are create by man, and should serve man. Man should not serve the system.
It is the role of the government to ensure a strong economy, with work and opportunities for all. There should be support for industry.
The taxation system should be fair. It should not rely on regressive taxes.
I believe it is the voter wishes that count. I believe that no party has the right to rule. I believe that no government should rule forever. Change is good.
I do not believe that a party should be able to gain power by bullying and intimidation. It is a hollow victory if one has to destroy your opponent to win.
I believe that a party should be able to win by showing us; they have the better credentials to win. Victory should come from being better. Having better promises and dreams for the future.
This government meets my priorities. It has provided a strong economy. It is respected on the world stage. It is putting in place the infrastructures, which ensure a strong future.
It is not perfect. Nothing in this world is. It cannot please all. That is why we have regular elections.
What I do not want is the hatred and division that exists in our society.
What I realise is that the country and vision I want will never come to fruition. That would be delusional.
It is not delusional or unreasonable to aim for a better society.
Winning might be important for some. In fact winning is what life is about.
What is more important, is how one wins. Winning at all cost, is not acceptable. If one has to destroy all in their path to win, they do not have much to offer.
What is going on in politics, especially from the Mr. Abbott is wrong and dangerous.
We do not have the right to abuse others, because they do not agree or hold our views or because they have different priorities and values. That is not acceptable and reflects badly on those who behave in this manner.
I acknowledge that others do not share my dreams. That is OK and I respect the views they hold.
We all have the right to our own beliefs and aspirations. None should are better than others. They are just different.
I say let the best team win.
Tweed and those who come here to abuse. What pleasure do you get out of it?
What type of society do you want to see. I notice that you spend much time telling us where we are wrong. We hear little of your ideas and priorities.