‘It has been a bad few weeks for those of us who believe in individual freedom and personal responsibility.
In just one month, our know-it-all bureaucrats have banned schoolkids from doing cartwheels and playing ball games. Our taxpayer-funded pseudo-intellectual academics have decided that we need “plain packaging for food” and “government regulated portion sizes” - That’s right. They want some paper pusher in Canberra to decide just how much food we can be served. If you want a larger meal? Sorry – it will be illegal. And, when it is served, or when it is on the shelf, it can only be in drab olive-brown packets, with no logo, no colour – nothing.
At the same time, the Gillard Government is going ahead with plans to read all your emails. In my home state of NSW they want to ban cocktails, bottled beer and wine, and shouting drinks for your mates. And, on top of it all, it looks like we’re about to get “graphic health warnings” for alcohol!
All this was proposed in the space of just one month! One month!
And that’s not all – earlier this week the Australian Preventative Health Agency, which receives of $40 million in tax dollars a year to lobby for the nanny state, proposed banning affordable wine with the creation of a wine supertax! This desperate grab for cash won’t deter problem drinkers, and will only hurter poorer families, in particularly old-age pensioners who are the main consumers of cask wine in Australia. But it looks like our Government’s going to do it anyway.
I wish this was a joke. I wish it was April 1st. But these are all serious proposals that our tax dollars paid for. And if history is any guide, it might just get in. Can you just imagine this madness? A few years ago, you would have been laughed at for saying such things. Now, it’s seriously being promoted – with our taxes.
What sort of a society are we living in where this is now considered the norm?
But it’s not too late to change this. It’s not too late to turn things around. We CAN win back our freedoms and stop this insanity.
This is why we set up MyChoice Australia: a new activist group, advised by the great Associate Professor Dr. Michael Keane (one of the few good academics in Australia!), to take back our freedoms…’