Isolationist USAGiven the beautiful words welcoming all, that are associated with the Statue of Liberty,perhaps the statue should be returned to France given that the USA seems to be in the grip of an isolationist dictator.
Don’t jump into same sex marriageRecently, there was a comment on the letters page (webwords, I think) calling for legalisation of same-sex marriage because some overseas countries have done so.
What are we, lemmings to follow the politically correct crowd mindlessly over the edge and down the gurgler?
Few of the world’s 193 member states have legalised same-sex.
In most cases it has been passed by a narrowmargin of the legislature or imposed by activist judges.
We all know how nations can be conned. HItler did it with the aid of Goebbels in Germany in the1930s.
Australianvoters need to be aware that if same-sex marriage is legalised here that upholders of traditional marriage will be hit by the Orwellian nightmare faced by conscientious objectors in Canada whereChristians have become pariahs.
Low graduates at Trinity Western University in Ontario are denied accreditation and thus the ability to work as lawyers because they signed a pledge to forgo all sexual activity unless it is between husband and wife.
This was found by a court to be discriminatory.
From The Catholic Weekly, January 22, 2017: In the last three weeks, we have seen not one but two high ranking UK Government officials with expertise in terrorism suggest that the view that marriage between a man and a woman, and the desire to express this, is a form of terrorism.
Same-sex marriage has been legal in the UK for a little less than three years.
Kerry Faust, raised in Australia, now living in the US with her husband and children was, two decades ago, a leading lesbian activist in Sydney.
She says: “Now, a year after homosexual marriage was legalised throughout the United States, changes that many did not anticipate are quickly coming through.”
Utter lack of compassionI must react to Colin Field’s letter DA of January 24in which he asserts that Mike Baird’s resignation is the easy way out.
This is totally unfair and untrue.
You know full well that he resigned suddenly for the sake of very serious health concerns of close family members.
What you say is plain shameful and shows your utter lack of compassion.
Pull your horns in!
Australia Day dateIs January 26the most appropriate day on which to celebrate the founding of Australia?
Certainly the landing of the First Fleet marked the founding of Sydney and the State of New South Wales, but what is its relevance for the other states and territories?
For our First Nations people it was not a cause for celebration, but the beginning of a lot of trouble for them.
The event which marked the founding of Australia was the bringing together of the states to form the Commonwealth of Australia.
This was proclaimed on January 1,1901.
Of course, Australians have other things on their minds on January 1, but there are other possible days.
Perhaps March 29, which marks the election of the first Commonwealth Parliament, or May 9,when the first Commonwealth Parliament was opened, would be more appropriate.
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