In a follow-up to News Ltd columnist Andrew Bolt's recent article about drugs, Ben-Peter Terpstra presents his three-point plan to combat drug abuse. Many, if not most Australians will agree with both journalists, but not our authorities, it seems. GC.Ed.@L.
I don’t always agree with Andrew Bolt. But, when it comes to drugs, well, he does make a strong case for a get-tough approach. Or as the Herald Sun columnist clearly articulates, “The ‘war on drugs’ can’t be said to be lost just because some people still take them. It’s like saying laws against murder have failed because some people still kill.”
I mean, what’s next? “Rape is a part of life, so legalise it”?
Following the drugs-first libertarian argument, we’d end up with anarchy, including LSD for primary-school students.
Keep in mind too that celebrity twits openly talk about their personal drug use in Australia, meaning that our drug laws aren’t scary enough.
I first met him at a conservative forum
aimed at building skills and networking within the conservative
movement, writes Tim Humphries
He was well spoken, genuine and the
sort of Australian whose character was demonstrated by the
authenticity of his handshake.
My initial impression was that he was a
Liberal Party candidate. However upon further investigation it was
made known that he was in fact the lead Family First candidate for
the Senate in the great state of Tasmania.
Australia’s Defence White Paper is not anywhere close to what the government wants us to believe writes Allan Essery.
When Labor took over government in 2007 Kevin Rudd promised to continue the Howard government policies of long-term defence investment. Rudd even went so far as to guarantee an increase in defence spending to a level of 3 per cent of GDP. Another broken promise, or did he just bite off more than he could chew because he didn’t understand the question, let alone fathom an answer?
To give the Howard government its due, they recognized that the Australian Defence Forces were in a decaying state and started a process of correction. The now well-recognised mismanagement since 2007 has meant that many of the gains made in the Howard years have been lost and more will be lost because of Labor’s incompetence.
What is wrong with Australia’s defence policy? Stephen Smith, Minister of Defence, that is what is wrong. Although initially viewed as someone with great potential he has turned out to be not only a complete failure, he has actually done untold damage to the relationship between the ADF and the government.
The arrival of 66 “illegal immigrants” who brazenly sailed into Geralton Port WA last week might have been part of a blockbuster movie production directed by that senate buffoon, Greens member Sara Hanson-Mung Bean.
44 days at sea, men, women, some pregnant, and children dressed in clean, mostly white casual attire stepped onto Australian soil parroting their lines and feigning their intended destination as new Zealand. Only the seriously deranged would dare entertain that.
Their appearance and conviviality might have been an immigration promo-ad showcasing prosperous and happy immigrant families debarking the Manly ferry at Sydney’s Circular Quay after a fulfilling day of taxpayer-funded multiculturalism.
Published images of their transport, the MV Deutsche Bank, poses many questions. Things like how the boat rides in the water, general state of the craft, deck space minus deckhouse structure and how many people can be counted standing on free deck space.
According to the manufacturer, a division of Solas Marine Lanka, this tuna boat was built in 2004 under contract from Deutsche Bank for Tsunami aid to Sri Lanka.
Some time ago the Press Council advised journalists not to use the term, “illegal immigrants” when referring to illegal immigrants. In keeping with the nauseating PC brigade, the council seeks to sanitise the facts for hankie-wringer consumption.
Surely there has been enough information published to return truth to the meaning of “illegal.”
Passports and personal identification papers floating upon the ocean, lies about country of origine, not to mention threats of self harm and property damage to facilities and outrageous demands are meaningless to the dead wood pretenders at the council.
Furthermore, the Labor government that sought to control the entire media in order to also change the meaning of words and sanitise any comment critical of their abysmal governance does not know what its various departments are doing. As they say, “one picture is worth a thousand words.” Observe the government’s use of “legal.” GC.Ed.@L.
Allan’s continuous support for veterans casts a dark shadow
of shame upon this Labor government. Considering
savage budget cuts to the Australian Defence Forces and the disgraceful
treatment of war veterans It is obvious to all that the Gillard regime harbours a deep resentment toward
our armed forces.
With punitive actions as such described herein Australia will soon find that there are insufficient enlistments to protect the nation. GC.Ed@L.
During Julia Gillard’s recent week long crusade into the supposed Labor heartland of Western Sydney she was confronted by a group of Veteran’s representatives wanting to know why a fair go in regard to the indexation of their superannuation was being dismissed by her Government. She ignored them, refused to talk to them in public and breezed past them as if they were lepers. Later and probably after being told by her advisors that her ignorance could have undesirable results at the ballot box, she promised to meet with them personally.
Another broken promise, another insult. She didn’t turn up!!! Instead she sent along one of her ‘senior advisors’ to say that she was just too busy. The advisor advised that there would be no decision made on the matter of ex-service superannuation because the associated costs had not yet been finalised. Not finalised?? This recalcitrant Government has had five years to get the funding organised and they are still using it as an excuse. They just don’t intend to honour their contracted debt to Veterans.