Sunday, 29 November 2009

If the Liberal Party votes for an ETS then they lose my vote forever

The following is the Liberal Party of Australia platform:
What does the Liberal Party stand for?

We are the party of initiative and enterprise;

We believe in the inalienable rights and freedoms of all peoples; and we work towards a lean government that minimises interference in our daily lives; and maximises individual and private sector initiative.

We believe in government that nurtures and encourages its citizens through incentive, rather than putting limits on people through the punishing disincentives of burdensome taxes and the stifling structures of Labor's corporate state and bureaucratic red tape.

We believe in those most basic freedoms of parliamentary democracy - the freedom of thought, worship, speech and association.

We believe in a just and humane society in which the importance of the family and the role of law and justice is maintained.

We believe in equal opportunity for all Australians; and the encouragement and facilitation of wealth so that all may enjoy the highest possible standards of living, health, education and social justice.

We believe that, wherever possible, government should not compete with an efficient private sector; and that businesses and individuals - not government - are the true creators of wealth and employment.

We believe in preserving Australia's natural beauty and the environment for future generations.

We believe that our nation has a constructive role to play in maintaining world peace and democracy through alliance with other free nations.

In short, we simply believe in individual freedom and free enterprise; and if you share this belief, then ours is the Party for you.
Surely, anyone who believes in the scientific fabrication called climate change or global warming or whatever the heck it's called these days and supports an economy deadening tax cannot be a Liberal?

So what is Malcolm Turnbull thinking?

And how can he be a member of the Liberal Party let alone it's leader?

If the Liberal Party votes with the government and passes an emissions trading scheme then they will lose my vote forever.

The problem for the Liberals are that there are a lot of people like me.

(Nothing Follows)

1 comment:

Ubique of the Free State of WA said...

I share your sentiments but my local member is Dr Dennis Jensen, who's been at the forefront of opposition to the whole AGW madness. Dennis will have our vote regardless (besides the Nats don't run in our seat).

Hopefully Tony Abbott will come through as leader tomorrow.

Joe's a nice guy but no leader and his instincts are wrong. Turnbull joined the wrong bloody party - I think he only signed up with the Libs because he and Lucy couldn't stand the thought of rubbing shoulders with likes of Milton Orkopoulos, Bill D'Arcy, Keith Wright and Bob Collins.