Euthanasia legislation – Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2020, passed the SA Parliament this week. Whilst it was introduced by a Labor Member of Parliament, it was essentially a Liberal Government Bill.
On 5AA radio on Thursday morning, Matthew Abraham, who has been covering SA politics for what seems like a hundred years, said he could see no ideological differences between Liberal and Labor. “Steven Marshall is now essentially a Labor premier”, he said. In 2017, Christopher Pyne, leader of the Liberal Party’s left-leaning progressive faction and mentor to Steven Marshall said the Liberal progressives were winning the internal battle against the Party’s conservatives. “We’re in the winning circle”, he said. There’s no doubt about that.
Over the past 25 years, euthanasia legislation has been introduced into the SA parliament 16 times – the last occasion was in 2016. All failed. This week, on the 17th attempt, it got through. It’s what happens when there isn’t a Christian/Conservative Party in the Parliament to take seats in the Upper House and direct preferences in the Lower House.
At the Federal level, in 2016 the Liberals joined forces with the Greens to amend the Commonwealth Electoral Act and abolish Senate Group Voting Tickets. Group Voting Tickets allowed voters to simply put a 1 above-the-line and delegate to their party of choice the distribution of preferences. Whilst minor parties differed widely on policy matters, the one thing they had in common was their dislike of the Greens. Using Group Voting Tickets, minor parties came to arrangements with each other to combine their votes to get ahead of them. The Liberal-Greens deal ended that. Former Liberal Prime Minister John Howard warned the Liberals at the time that the Coalition’s deal with the Greens could backfire on them. “The principal beneficiary of these changes will be the Australian Greens,” he said.
He was right. The Greens won six senate seats at the 2019 election (one from each state) and will almost certainly repeat this result at the next election giving them a total of 12 senators and the balance of power, enough to join forces with Labor to pass or block legislation.
‘The Long March of the Left’
“As Abraham Lincoln said: “The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of the government in the next”. Arguably, there is nothing so significant to the future of a nation as the formation of its children. How we teach children about our history, our national identity, and the principles of western liberal democracy by which we live is therefore the concern of all Australians.”
The above quotation is from a new booklet titled, ‘Activism via Education: 7 ways the new Australian Curriculum will impact your kids’. In the booklet, the authors highlight how hostile to Christianity Australia’s new national curriculum is. It is also highly critical of Western civilisation.
Western democracy was founded in Christianity and in the family. It’s why Marx and Engels, the co-authors of the Communist Manifesto, were determined to undermine both. Marx and Engels knew faith and family were the enemy. They did not like what families and people of faith people talked about around the dinner table. Sound familiar?
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