Category: marriage equality

Australia is doomed! #auspol #pmlive #loveislove

What are our politicians doing?

Why are we paying them $200k plus when we haven’t seen any real outcomes since Tony Abbott stopped the boats and repealed the Carbon Tax?

Malcolm Turnbull was suppose to be a better Prime Minister than Tony Abbott but what has he actually achieved besides his own annihilation?

At the moment Australia faces:

  1. An energy crisis. No talk about real energy reform such as Nuclear but more subsidies to renewables which have proven in South Australia to be a dud.
  2. Out of control debt. The Liberal National Governments is throwing money away like it grows on tree’s. The fact we are spending $300,000 a minute on Welfare should be of concern.
  3. Out of control immigration levels. You can only have to look at Sydney and Melbourne to see that our immigration levels are not sustainable. Sydney itself have embraced the ‘go high’ approach to living with high rise apartments clogging up Sydney streets. Yet Government refuses to outlay any infrastructure such as frontline health services, roads, schools, police etc to deal with the massive growth.
  4. Increased terror risks. Government tends to tip toe around Islam and the potential risks it imposes on the Western World. Now of course not all muslims are terrorists but nearly all terrorists in the modern world comes from a deranged bunch of Muslims. Even ASIO has admitted that we have to tread carefully when it comes to Islam because if you criticise it, you risk more terror attacks.
  5. A technological brain freeze. The Government has piss farted around with NBN which is as useless as a screen door on a submarine. Government should never have nationalised NBN instead they should have given tax incentives for the private sector to deliver state of the art internet.

 

These are just some of the issue which are facing our Australia today. Yet our politicians are more worried about same sex marriage, transgender reassignment, changing Australia Day, having quotas for women to serve in Parliament, giving themselves a pay rise, getting on the United Nations (this will be a story for another day) and the list goes on. Gone are the days when Governments, like the one John Howard led or even Bob Hawke, tackle real political issues – issues that affect all Australians rather than just the minority. It is sad that the media play on these minor issues only to get good ratings because lets be honest, same sex marriage is a highly emotional topic which gets people feisty on both sides of the argument.

Bill Shorten, the alternative Prime Minister looks almost certain to be our Prime Minister after the next election. What he stands for is no where near the likes of Bob Hawke or Paul Keating, this bloke embraces identity politics and populist mumbo jumbo. When he wins the next election, I predict he won’t last very long, because like most modern Governments, they don’t tackle the big issues. Australia is Doomed!

When love is love but equality is just for the few! #marriageequality #auspol #loveislove

Love is love but equality is just for the few. That is the mindset of the Inner West Council in Sydney. According to the Sydney Morning Herald (24/09/2017) they reported that the newly elected Labor Mayor, Darcy Byrne, has promised to provide same sex couples free venues if they decide to get married in their halls and community centres. This offer will be available for 100 days post the successful passage of same sex legislation. As a Conservative Libertarian this doesn’t bother me if it was a private business but can you imagine if a Council decided to do this for heterosexual couples only, the media and other left wing nut jobs would be in complete meltdown.

A Council is a government body. Everything they spend their money on belongs to the ratepayer. Fee’s that they charge for venues such as halls and community centres subsidies the maintenance, electricity, water and upgrades of the buildings. By charging users to use those facilities is beneficial to ratepayers otherwise ratepayers would be slogged with more rates. Now I assume the people of Inner West don’t particular care about fiscal responsibility otherwise they wouldn’t have voted for either Labor or the Green’s but the principle of using ratepayers money to provide free venues for same sex marriage couples is fiscally irresponsible especially when they are running at a $3.9m deficit (Inner West Operational Plan and Budget 2017/18).

In 2012, a Colorado baker refused to bake a cake for a gay couple citing that same sex marriage is against his religious views. The left wing media and other left wing nut jobs were outraged by this ‘vicious attack’ on civil liberties and in their usual deranged way, protested. This case is now before the Supreme Court. If the Inner West Council decide to open up this idea of not charging same sex couples to use their halls and community centres, could heterosexual couples who want to marry take the Council to court for discrimination?

Now I hear screeching already by lefties shouting “You right wing bigots you think it’s ok if people discriminatate against the gays but when we discriminate against you white heterosexual males then you go and cry.”

Well no.

The difference between the Baker and the Council is that the Baker is a private individual or a private business that should be entitled to be free of who he does dealings with. A Council on the other hand is an entity that belongs to the people, that is, everyone who lives within that council, irrespective of their political leanings. If Qantas had turned around and said “Free flights for same sex couples for the first 100 days of post same sex marriage legislation” I wouldn’t really care. Qantas is a private business and what they do is up to them and their shareholders. For your information Qantas has already donated $1million to the Yes campaign and I am not losing any sleep over it.

The big question though, why would anyone get married in the Inner West, its a concrete jungle with no real serenity but I can probably safely assume that the majority people who live within the Inner West Council probably support this idea by Mayor Byrne. The issue here though is that this sets a precedence for other councils to jump on board. We already know local councils like to waste ratepayers money, Sydney Lord Mayor, Clover Moore, has proven this with her monument of a tape worm.

 

Why I will be voting No in #MarriageEquality vote! #auspol #samesexmarriage

A couple of weeks ago I wrote that I don’t really give a toss if same sex marriage win’s or loses. I still stand by that. I do however believe that this is a contentious issue and rightly so and therefore people should have a vote on it.  One thing I didn’t mention is my voting intention. On the topic of same sex marriage I will be voting No. I will be voting no, not because ‘I’m homophobic’ or a ‘bigot’ or ‘hitler’ or because I don’t want equality, Im voting no because of the reasons why people voted for Brexit and Donald Trump. Supporters for same sex marriage will no doubt condemn me for this, and I can take it but when you see people being abused for not ‘conforming’ to the status quo or being bullied and harassed for their views, out of protest (maybe it is the Taurus in me) I tend to dig my heels in.

It was reported by The Australian (1/9/2017) that Liberal Party Vice President Karina Oketel who is from Sri Lanka has experienced worst bigotry over her views on same sex marriage than any racist labels she has endured. Ms Oketel told The Australian she has been racially vilified for her skin colour in the past but that was mild compared to when she defends the current marriage act.
This kind of bigotry coming from the Yes campaigners is disturbing. I have seen first hand on social media that the Yes campaigner’s do not even want to understand why people are voting no. They just want to shut down debate.
Now the arguments made by those who are against same sex marriage can be debated. Safe Schools, Polygamy marriages, Incestrous marriages all these things can happen without same sex marriage. In fact Safe Schools is happening now but without proper debate these issues will continue to burn up until the last person sends off their voting papers.

The continual bigotry and the hatred on those from the Yes side will mean people will just vote no. Do not tell me how to vote. Do not say voting No is wrong. Do not undermine my democratic right to have self thought. We are not living in George Orwell’s 1984. We are living in a liberal democratic society of 2017. This is why I am voting no.

 

 

…sickening as Adolf Hitlers lonely testicle. #samesexmarriage #auspol #marriageequality

I don’t give a monkey’s continental if gay marriage is legalised. The constant screeching by the media about this issue is as sickening as Adolf Hitlers lonely testicle. The noise made from the ‘yes’ campaigners about the plebiscite is hypocritical at it’s finest, I have always believed in direct democracy and by having a plebiscite it neutralises the debate. You cannot deny that same sex marriage is controversial. It is controversial because you have had centuries of tradition whereby marriage is between a man and a woman. Historically marriage was a religious institution until the state took it over and legislated for it. Maybe that is the problem, the State should never have got involved. Anyway to suggest that individuals who do not believe in same sex marriage are bigots is nothing more than bullying. On the other hand I understand where same sex couples are coming from. They feel that given man and woman can marry, why can’t they share the life sentence of pain and misery too?

Many opinion polls around the country are showing that majority of Australians want same sex marriage. Many opinions polls are also saying that they want a vote on the matter rather than politicians making it for them. By having a plebiscite vote on this issue – whatever the results – the other side must acknowledge this and move on. For instance, if the vote is a YES then those who oppose same sex marriage must accept that the majority want this and it is time to move on. I suspect they will. On the other hand if the majority of people say NO then the marriage equality types also need to move on and accept the result. I suspect they won’t.

Given the vote we are about to receive is a postal vote, I suspect that there will be many anomalies. I do agree that it is a waste of money and that we should be having a proper plebiscite done under the same principles when we vote at a general election. The two parties that are to blame for this waste of taxpayers money are the Australian Labor Party and the Australian Greens. We know these two parties like to waste money and this is more proof of this. Given the majority of people want a say and want same sex marriage why do these parties want to deny the public a say? I would have thought given the high emotion of such issue it would be beneficial for the people to choose.

Whatever your view is, and however you vote, same sex marriage in Australia is inevitable. Conservatives however need to ensure that religions and individuals are protected under law if they refuse to marry same sex couples. You wouldn’t expect a Jewish Baker to bake a cake for a Nazi therefore you shouldn’t expect a Priest or an Imam to marry a gay couple.

Remember to get yourself registered and vote. Isn’t democracy great?

DEMOCRACY SHOULD PREVAIL IN SAME SEX MARRIAGE!!

Ever since the ultra catholic nation of Ireland voted in favour of same sex marriage, the media and politicians in Australia have been pushing their rhetoric of same sex marriage. Every day the media have been publishing articles on this issue and the Australian Labor Party are using this to gain some political mileage. Given this, one would think this is the most important issue the Government faces, it appears that the ever increasing government debt, increased pressures on standard of living and the growing threat of terrorism is just a minor blip in this society we live in.

The issue of same sex marriage is contentious, and so it should. Marriage has always been a religious institution between a man and a woman nevertheless the state, (Government) passed the Marriage Act in 1961 and this is where the problem started. In 2004 it was then amended to define marriage as:

Marriage means the union of a man and a woman to the exclusion of all others, voluntarily entered into for life.

Certain unions are not marriages. A union solemnised in a foreign country between: (a) a man and another man; or (b) a woman and another woman; must not be recognised as a marriage in Australia

 

The problem for the religious right and their argument is that they allowed the state to legislate. When you allow politicians to legislate something on moral issues you can bet your life that future politicians will tweak it to suit the popular vote of the day.

On both sides of politics you have politicians politicising this issue, and this is not fair on those who oppose same sex marriage and it gives false hope for those who support change. As we do live in a democratic nation, the people, for the people, should deal with this issue.

We often hear people say politicians should represent the people who vote for them, and this is true, therefore you should expect politicians in safe conservative seats or politicians in seats, which have an influential number of migrants who have strong religious ties, vote conservatively. Likewise members of parliament in trendy inner city areas whose views lean to the left of the political spectrum would likely to vote in favour of same sex marriage. Given this array of inequality representation of Parliament, it should be put to a national plebiscite vote.

A controversial issue such as same sex marriage should be decided by the people because it is just that, controversial. If the majority of Australian people vote in favour of same sex marriage it will allow those who oppose it some time to accept it without much doubt. At the moment, with a Parliamentary vote we are already seeing some Senators and media personalities saying ‘what about the silent majority?’ A plebiscite vote will alleviate this issue.