A VOTE FOR HUMANITY
The policies that the Victorians soundly defeated are the policies of a selfish inhuman ideology.
At its centre is a dogmatism that refuses to accept progressive change.
It dismisses the vote that ended gay discrimination.
And perverts the Christian text of compassion and love to defy a law that delivers universal justice.
Victorians have voted to ensure justice is done.
It denies the reality of climate change and the distress it is causing.
The United Nations target to reduce carbon to address that distress and ensure a life for future generations is rejected Its inhumanity is exposed in the way It treats those fleeing persecution.
Victorians soundly rejected the demonising of migrants and fear.
They voted for a progressive humanity which must dominate our future.
Reg Wilding, Wollongong
A THING OF WONDER
Of course the Liberal Party has dropped Jim Molan to third place on their Senate ticket, effectively ensuring he doesn't get a second term.
It's because there's no place for a real man in Australian politics today, especially not one with intelligence and common sense, or one who has served his country on a battlefield.
It seems that what we want representing us now are the slope-shouldered, namby-pamby, limp-wristed types like a Turnbull, a Shorten or a Daniel Andrews with their pandering to leftist, socialist causes like gay marriage and open borders and allowing migrant gangs a free rein in our capital cities.
But when the time comes when this country needs real men again, as it surely will, you can be sure that the the pretend men in parliament will wither and fall away, and call again on the likes of a Molan to put on the warrior uniforms again and defend us.
And the Liberals wonder why they're now so despised?
Don Tate, Albion Park Rail
MONEY IN THE SHADOWS
I read along time ago when politicians were asking for a rise to 2000 pounds, a Liberal politician stated that if you pay politicians to much you will attract the wrong people.
The man was a visionary.
Just look at the corrupt mob we have and how they are ruining this country.
We are in the hands of the elected government but the money in the shadows.
If you doubt it then take a hard look at NSW and what is occurring here.
Brian George, Berkeley
A STANDING ISSUE
On board the 0742 train to Sydney, not even at Thirroul yet and people that have purchased their ticket and payed full fare are standing at 0745 on a Sunday morning.
I hope our illustrious, gutless, glass of water parliamentarians can read this.
I back it in that there not or won't do anything about it.
Matty Ryan, Fairy Meadow
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