24 September 2004. Thought for the Week:
|Isn't it great to be in
an election year? Pollies' faces bright and full
"Hullo - haven't seen you for an age. Oh,
am I - the centre of the stage?
Really, super is the last thing on my mind. How
are the figures, am I in front or behind?
Agreeing with all - and promising plenty; On non
delivery - sorry, the pot was empty.
"But so long as we win that's all I ask.
You must understand this is a thankless task!"
"The Election Year" by Julian Stanwix,
MORE OF THE GOOD NEWS
According to what we have heard and read
of Queensland's Senator Len Harris, during his time in the
Senate he has demonstrated loyalty to his people of Queensland.
Therefore, the content of his recent address to the nation
(ABC TV, 15th September 2004) once more committing himself
to serving his people, should they choose to elect him, deserves
to be known far and wide.
The subheadings inserted throughout the following address
are policies of the Australian League of Rights. We have sought
to show why we appreciate the loyalty and service of Senator
Len Harris to his people, and also to encourage Queenslanders
to get behind him with their support.
We were told, "By their fruits you will know them."
His fruits have been good. He has earned another term in the
federal Parliament in which he can again serve his people.
League - To oppose all forms of monopoly,
either described as public or private
"Six years ago, I took an oath in Federal Parliament
to serve as your Queensland Senator. To be your voice, your
vote in federal Parliament. I present myself to you today
as a genuine, experienced and capable candidate who will continue
to represent your wishes in the Senate over the next six years.
League - To defend the free Society
and its institutions
This election is not just about the economy, interest rates
and tax cuts. It's about our way of life. Our quality of life
as Queenslanders. It is about why families are breaking down
because of financial pressures. When both parents have no
choice but to work full time to pay the mortgage. It's about
our farming and fishing communities driven to the wall by
deregulation and the blind stupidity of free trade. This election
is about the small business owner who works sixteen-hour days
seven days a week with half of his income taken by the tax
man. Trying in vain to compete with the big corporations.
And the grazier who struggles to understand property rights
when the government decides what he can and can't do on his
· Protecting the family unit
· securing a fair go for small business
· safeguarding farming and fishing communities
· and defending property rights are the issues important
to Queenslanders and so are the issues important to One Nation.
Being a political representative is as much about listening
as it is about fixing things. One Nation has heard your call
for help and we are taking action. The family is the schoolroom
for life and lasting lessons come from a mother and a father.
One Nation believes in mum and dad. Their commitment to each
other and their children is the foundation of our society.
As your representative in the Senate, I consider all legislation
in terms of effects on the family unit. And I support legislation
that strengthens marriage and the family. The nuclear family
must be the centre of government policy, not a casualty of
it. Sadly, some families break down. Divorce or separation
is very painful, especially when children are involved.
One Nation's Joint Parenting Bill introduced
in the Senate, will ensure that:
· Children can enjoy equal relationships and time with
both parents where there is no evidence of harm to the child.
· That Family Court rulings are consistent and just.
· And that Grandparents and extended family have right
of contact with the child.
League - To oppose all policies eroding
Sixty per cent of family farms have shut in the last two decades.
A country that does not have a viable agricultural base will
not last. One Nation says our farming and fishing communities
are national assets. One Nation votes against harmful deregulation.
We want protection and tariffs on imports. We will not allow
weakening quarantine laws. We are pushing for fair and secure
contracts for farm produce and to regulate unfair competition
and predatory pricing. Farmers need a hand up, not a hand
out. Rural Australia must be growth belt, not a dust belt.
League - To defend private property
genuine competitive enterprise
Small business is the biggest business in Australia. I have
introduced an Amendment to the Trade Practices Act to ensure
fair competition for small business. To guarantee that the
big retailers play fair.
One Nation's small business priorities
· Reduction of red tape
· Transparent retail tenancies
· Minimisation of government fees and charges
· And no privatisation of Telstra
One Nation believes in small business so we protect it.
Nothing is more devastating for landholders
than being served with a breach notice by the Department of
Natural Resources. Again, One Nation is taking action for
you. This month, I launched a High Court challenge to clarify
that vegetation is part of your property rights when purchasing
a freehold property. The judgment also seeks to make clear
that property rights include water on your land and underground
water. The pristine areas of conservation value that exist
today are a testament to property owners, who are the primary
carers of our environment. One Nation is securing your property
Ladies and gentlemen, on October 9, we have an important choice.
It is up to us to decide if there is a price that we will
not pay. A point where quality of life cannot be pushed to
the brink any more. When it is time to push back. A time when
our nation needs One Nation.
Ladies and Gentlemen, it is my pledge to you that if re-elected
for another term in the Senate, I will keep working over the
shoulder of the elected government. Supporting good legislation
and stopping bad.
League- To promote service to the
Christian revelation of God
It is with humility, diligence and the grace of God, that
I present myself as a Senate candidate for re-election. I
pledge to continue to serve each individual Australian and
to stand truly by each Australian and fight to defend our
rights and liberties.
Our Nation needs One Nation, SenatorLenHarris.com.au Further
Details: Senator Harris 0429 871 008 or 0409 268 150."
DANGER - ONE NATION AHEAD
You can be sure the alarm bells began
to ring throughout the halls of power when the news spread
that Pauline Hanson was going to, once again, stand for a
seat in federal Parliament. I believe this to be so as I recall
a headline I once saw in a Melbourne newspaper: "Danger:
One Nation Ahead". The whole tone of the article warned
the danger was not 'One Nation' as such; the danger was of
a grass roots' awakening and revolt, which could lead to the
sheeple voting en masse for independents and parties other
than those of the main political hirelings.
One Nation Senator Len Harris has welcomed
the announcement Pauline Hanson will run for a Senate seat
in Queensland. "I have had discussions with Pauline,
she is preferencing One Nation and One Nation will preference
her. This raises the possibility of both of us being elected,"
he said. "We would certainly make a dynamic duo in the
Senate and the Queensland people would be very well represented."
LET'S TRY TO DETERMINE OUR OWN WAY
by Betty Luks
No matter where one looks, the strategy and tactics of divide,
conquer and rule are being used by the wolves in sheep's clothing
to keep the sheeple herded in the direction they want them
to go. In the present federal election 'campaign' the old
hoary 'class war' tactic has been resurrected as a means of
'dividing' the electorate, the target of course being the
vote of the 'swinging' voter. The 'number crunchers' have
been busy, they have calculated the votes of the blinded,
diehard Liberal or Labor voters and are concentrating on the
'swinging voters' they need to attract to get first past the
line. The campaign has nothing to do with the real issues
facing this increasingly destabilised, impoverished nation
and the real needs and concerns of the people.
Labor's 'class war' tactics
An example of the 'class war' tactics is Mark Latham's announced
intention, if elected, to take from the 'rich' schools and
give to the 'poor' schools. This time, not the tactic of setting
the state school system against the private school system,
but of setting the 'rich' schools against the 'poor' religious
schools on the outer fringes of the large metropolitan centres.
I have a suggested policy
We are constantly being told we are one of the richest nations
on earth in real wealth. We are rich in resources, social
institutions, human capital, etc., etc. oddly, all we seem
to lack is 'money'. Well let's put some of that real abundance
to good use. Bring the poorer schools up to the standard of
the richer ones, after all, we have the teachers (begging
for work) and the physical means to do so. All that is lacking
is the right policy and the will of the Australian people
to insist on it!
AUSTRALIA'S PROBLEMS GO DEEP
But would to God the problems we face were
perceived to be just human and physical resources and financial,
but they are not. The problem is the dominant centralist philosophy
undergirding the appallingly low standard of schools and education
which is of much more fundamental importance. There is never a
word about that.
In the early 20th Century, the assault on the Russian and other
eastern European peoples was by revolutionary warfare, slave labour
and ruthless oppression but in the Western World the attack was
turned into a battle for the hearts and minds of the people --
In the early 21st Century, parties from all shades of the political
spectrum, have more in common with the dominant, centralist Money
Power than they have with their own electorates.
You think I'm wrong? You think I'm too harsh on your favourite
party? Name me one political party you know is calling for this
nation to create and control its own sovereign money system. It
is an easy task to list the political hirelings who support, and
who have supported, by legislation, the Money Power's control
and rule over this nation. Every banking system or money system
now legally operating, gained that legal power, that private privilege
to do so, with the support and enacted legislation of politicians
-- somewhere, sometime in our history.
AND NOW FOR 'RATIONALISATION'
The following example of the policy of
'rationalisation' beggars belief, or it would if we didn't
know there is an agenda behind it. In this case, 'rationalisation'
has nothing to do with the efficiency or practicality, or
even common sense, of a rail service, but everything to do
with the Procrustean* attempts to make the service work according
to the rules of the Money Power.
Getting There - Or Not (Slowly)
(British On Target, 7th & 21st August, 2004.
"We are now being told we have to work longer to offset
the so-called pensions "time bomb", yet in April,
2004 The Daily Telegraph reported that 50 per cent
of rail timetable enquiries were to be outsourced to India
with the loss of up to 500 jobs. This spectacular managerial
exercise in passenger and staff relations was followed by
this letter, "One track mind", from Graham Rushwort
in The Daily Telegraph of 1st July, 2004.
"I called rail enquiries yesterday
to obtain rail times from Cheltenham Spa to Beaconsfield.
A lady operator answered with a strong Indian accent. She
asked me, very politely, to spell Beaconsfield - to which
I also responded very politely. I was then asked when I wished
to travel. Again, very politely, I advised early tomorrow.
After a minute's delay, I was given a routing via Paddington
with a journey time of more than five hours. At this point,
I ventured to ask the lady where she was located, which caused
some confusion. Having lived in India, I repeated the question
in Hindi, which produced the response that my question would
be more easily understood in Telegu which, sadly, I do not
speak. Eventually I established that the very polite lady
was located in Bangalore, about 6,000 miles away from Cheltenham.
It seemed pointless to request journey information via Birmingham,
Swindon or Oxford so I gave up my quest and decided to take
the National Express bus instead."
* Procrustean: From Greek mythology.
A giant half-god, a thief and a murderer, who would tie his
victims to an iron bed, stretching them or hacking off their
legs to make them fit the bed. (Sounds like the Money Power
GREENSPAN WARNS ABOUT SS/MEDICARE CRISIS
Another example of 'a shortage of money'
in a nation of people who have been the richest, the most
productive in history - and yet they cannot see 'the wood
for the trees'...
"Jackson Hole, Wyoming, September
2, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) -
U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan warned Friday
that the country is facing a Social Security and Medicare
funding crisis. Medicare spending already exceeds inputs from
payroll taxes -- the fund will be entirely exhausted in 15
years, by 2019. With current shortfalls in the working-age
population, Social Security will be bankrupt by 2042; pension
payments will exceed income by 2018.
This year's annual Jackson Hole symposium of economists and
financiers addresses population demographics, and specifically
how the aging population will affect world economics. The
population age 65 and above in the U.S. is expected to double
No mention has been made by Greenspan of the impact of the
anti-child abortion culture on decimating a generation of
young people who would otherwise now be entering the workforce.
Despite the developing worrisome economic situation, there
is still not even a mention
of plans to substantially increase support for families who
wish to have more children. This most logical route to increase
the future worker and taxpayer base of the nation has been
intensely resisted for decades by the nation's elite decision
THE PEDIGREE OF IDEAS
by Betty Luks
I just happened to catch the recent SBS programme "Insights"
and the discussion on 'truth in government'. Margo Kingston
journalist and author of "Not Happy, John"
participated in the discussion. Either on that programme or
in her book she refers approvingly to:
· the Westminster system of government
· the sovereignty of the people
· the representative servant role of the politicians
would it, could it,
ever be possible:
· For her, a left-wing Jewish journalist and friend
of Phillip Adams, (Adams a self-declared arch-enemy of the
Australian League of Rights)
· And myself, a traditional Christian and member of
the Australian League of Rights,
to find common ground on important social and national issues?
'Westminster system', 'sovereignty of the people', 'representative
government' - these terms are loosely bandied around these
days. So first we would have to define what we understand
by the terms. For the historical pedigree of the ideas behind
the Westminster system, the sovereignty of the people, and
the true role of politicians as representative servants rather
than masters, one would go back much further than, say, the
last hundred years. They have their origins, development and
evolution in British Christian history.
The Westminster System
The Gospel came to Britain in the first century and the Church
began to grow and to flower. The Church Militant went about
proclaiming the Good News of Freedom in a culture of centralised
power and slavery. In 673, the Synod of Hertford drew up ten
Canons, based on previous decisions of the Church, which bound
bishops, priests and laity. While it was a memorable assembly
in the annals of the organised English Church, the common
people could see and appreciate a system of law which bound
rulers as well as those ruled.
In time, this unified assembly grew into a national Church,
and the unity of the organised Church became the foundation,
the model, and the chief cause of the unity of the Nation.
What the people saw in the structure
of the Church suggested a model for a unified nation, and
the clerical assemblies led the way to the political representative
principle. In the experimental Parliament of 1264 there were,
for the first time, representatives of the citizens and burgesses,
to assist the knights of the shires and nobles and prelates.
Earl Simon de Montford, who summoned this representative Parliament,
was guided by what he had seen done in the annual Church Synods
held in the council chambers - that is, the chapter houses
of the various cathedrals.
Westminster Abbey and the Westminster
Simon's Parliament met in the Chapter House of Westminster
Abbey, where succeeding parliaments continued to meet in London,
until a suitable building could be erected for the sole use
hence the history and pedigree of the term
Westminster Parliament and System.
One hundred years ago Charles Ferguson
could write in "The Affirmative Intellect"
"The inner logic of primitive Catholicism was the universal
demonstration of the sovereignty of the people and the subordination
of secular governments to the service of human liberty
The institutional organisation of Christianity is not the
Church; for the church-idea takes in the whole social system
too, and includes all the people, even the scribes and pharisees
The power of the Church is forever drawing against the old
The church-idea is the germinal principle of this era, the
key to modern history, and the spring of the evolution of
The Church of the Middle Ages stood as a provisional plan
of such a social system
In the midst of a world-order
based upon the principle of external law
wrought into concrete forms and the solid structure of institutions,
the democratic ideal.
It was a marvellous achievement - this magnificent rough-sketching
of a new world in the oppugnant materials of the old
In the sixteenth century the idea of
the social law as proceeding from the
(good) wills of
the people ("Do unto others as you would have them do
unto you.") was fairly born into the secular world. The
Church (went on) to pour its vital store into the lap of the
The Church was, in fact, the mother of great
politics - the teacher of what is deep in man and what is
permanent in society."
Further reading: "Releasing Reality"
by Eric D. Butler;" "A New Britannia in the Southern
Seas," by Eric D. Butler; "The Foundations
of Liberty" by Canon Arthur Fellows.
STANDING AS AN INDEPENDENT
by Louis Cook
Dear Mr King, I write to wish you well in your bid to retain representation
I sincerely hope you are re-elected as an independent because
it disturbs me when political parties lay claim to ownership of
any electorate. The "Seat" belongs to the people of
the electorate not a political party!
Malcolm Turnbull seeks to "use" the people of Wentworth
for his own personal ambitions and heaven help us if he is elected
for he no doubt sees himself as Prime Minister or Treasurer material
or should that be the first republican president?
Far too many ambitious people try for the easy ride into parliament
and I cannot recall any worthy of the title of "Statesmen"
-- rather they degrade the democratic process.
Since the election of Gough Whitlam, Australia has been saddled
with a succession of what can only be called "democratically
elected dictatorships" with mendacious leaders while at the
same time the living standards of the general population has deteriorated.
Small business and rural producers do not have their incomes indexed
to inflation like the salaries of elite public servants and politicians
and which give new meaning to George Orwell's "Animal
Peter Costello plays the part of "Squealer" to a "T"
or should that be a Capital "S"?
Mark Latham is suggesting a government led by him will be "lean
and efficient" ... something tells me it will be "lean
and very MEAN"! Perish the thought, the choice is between
being burnt at the stake or boiled in GREEN oil.
I could write many pages on the run down of Australia over the
last thirty or so years and now care little for what poses as
the "democratic process".
Compulsory voting and public funding of elections have turned
responsible participation in government on its head and any likely
upstart who threatens the established system is given "the
treatment" ... witness Pauline Hanson.
Mr King, should you be elected it will be a new era for you, with
the power of the "Party Whip" no longer a threat, your
conscience can freely influence your vote to serve ALL Australians
well and the people of Wentworth in particular. The best of "bloody
good luck" to you!
TELL THE TRUTH ABOUT VACCINES
--or Keep Away From my Children "The
Scotsman" August 15, 2004
"After being lied to one too many times by the government
regarding children's vaccinations, Carmen Reid decided it
was time to voice her opinion.
As a mother, Reid looked into the safety of childhood vaccinations
and found that the formerly used mercury was now being replaced
with aluminium and formaldehyde, two compounds reported by
experts as being responsible for causing autism.
The other toxin, formaldehyde, didn't prove to be any safer,
as it was banned from cot mattresses due to an apparent association
to cot deaths.
Inventing the latest vaccine cocktail is a booming business
and is propelled by the patenting system. Anyone not familiar
with the patent system will be unnerved to find out that each
new vaccine is patented for 10 or 15 years in which time their
profits are maximized. After they reach their height in profit
generation, their profits begin to teeter off, unless of course
a "new and improved" version of the vaccine is invented.
Widespread diseases today such as autism, asthma and allergies
were considered rarities 30 years ago. Several experts tied
their emergence to the administration of mass vaccinations.
Just ponder the contradictions regarding
the claim that measles is a "killer" disease
A child under the age of five has 0.01 percent chance of contracting
measles. That same child has a 0.3 percent chance of dying
from the disease and a 0.2 percent chance of being autistic
as a result of vaccine damage
Despite knowing the dangers and possible side effects associated
with vaccines, the departments of health have turned down
evidence brought forth by parents claiming to have had healthy
children before they took them to get vaccinations."
If Americans were aware of the common components of vaccines,
they may think twice before considering them. Now they have
replaced mercury with equally damaging toxins, aluminium and
formaldehyde. But the list of vaccine fillers doesn't end
there. Here is a partial list of some of the other fillers
that vaccines could contain: aluminum hydroxide; animal tissues:
pig blood, horse blood, rabbit brain, dog kidney, monkey kidney,
chick embryo; human diploid cells (originating from human
aborted foetal tissue), monosodium glutamate (MSG), phenoxyethanol
(antifreeze), sorbitol sucrose.
These additives are often more dangerous than the viral component
of the vaccine. If you are a parent and are considering vaccinating
your child, please read up on the potentially devastating
side effects of vaccines before doing so, it could mean the
difference between life and death.
An essential resource for anyone interested
in protecting their health and the health of their loved ones
is "Vaccines: What CDC Documents and Science Reveal,"
a two-hour video by world-renowned vaccine expert Dr. Sherri
Tenpenny. The video is the culmination of Dr. Tenpenny's three-year
investigation into the real story behind vaccines. The facts
on several crucial areas are covered including: How vaccines
can cause illnesses including autoimmune diseases, allergies,
ear infections, and more. The very real link between vaccines
and developmental learning and behavioural disorders in children.
If you are a parent, a medical practitioner,
or otherwise interested in how to exercise your freedom of
choice to bypass vaccines, you should also consider Dr. Tenpenny's
insightful tape, "The Dangers of Vaccines, and How
You Can Legally Avoid Them." Available for $10.00
from Mrs. Olga Scully, 14 Thelma Street, Launceston Tasmania
BOOKS, BOOKS, BOOKS
"Not Happy, John" by
In the triumphant first-flush of toppling Saddam Hussein,
John Howard invited George Bush the President of the United
States to visit our shores and speak on the matter which had
so bitterly divided the nation. Margo writes of that presidential
what I experienced on 23 and 24 October
last year made me fear for our democracy's future. I saw a
Parliament on its collective knees before a condescending
Imperial Caesar, led by a lame provincial governor of a Prime
Minister so blind to the duties of his own democratic office,
so unmoved by the issues still rending his own people, that
he turned what might have been a healing thank-you visit into
just another vehicle for his own ambitions. I saw him do so
at the expense of Westminster traditions and norms of civilised
behaviour that I'd thought were above partisan politics. I
saw elected politicians - elected by us, the Australian people
- shouted down, physically manhandled and viciously abused."
Guantánamo: What the World
Should Know by Michael Ratner & Ellen Ray.
David Hicks' father Terry impresses quite a number of Australians.
He is doing his utmost to ensure his son is treated fairly
and justly. Terry Hicks has revealed his son has been subject
to torture and inhuman treatment - at the hands of the Americans!
Alarm bells should be ringing throughout the West. The US's
unlawful and arbitrary detention at Guantánamo Bay
threatens us all. A shocking, alarming and essential read.
"Guantánamo is a prison where cruel and inhuman
and degrading treatment - even torture - is practised, and
is utterly illegal. There should be no place in the world
where human beings have no rights," insists Michael Ratner.
They reveal the horrendous abuses, mistreatment and torture
being meted out to detainees. They demonstrate how blatantly
and extensively Guantánamo Bay contravenes international
law, the Geneva Convention and the Convention Against Torture.
Correct price $25.00 posted