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Selwyn Johnston

INDEPENDENT COMMUNITY REPRESENTATIVES'

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(Cairns... Far North Queensland)

 

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I appreciate your interest in the issues that effect not only Queenslanders, but all Australians. 

Please let me hear from you about your views on the issues that matter to your Family, your Community and your State.  

Sincerely,

Selwyn Johnston

 

One person, with the support of the community, can make a difference

 

 

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"TERRORISM"

... WHAT TERRORISM???

 

I am constantly amused by the level of stupidity and utter nonsense that flows from the mouths of our elected party politicians. Take the following for example.

In early 2003 every household in Australia was sent an Anti-Terrorism 'fridge sticker' by the Federal Government with instructions to display it prominently on their household refrigerator. 

Well... I can assure my fellow Australians that as my family and I are conscientious and proud Queenslanders, I immediately affixed our 'fridge sticker' in a very conspicuous centre position on our ageing Westinghouse (frost-free).

Now, I am delighted to report… there have been no terrorism attacks in our home so, obviously, it works! 

While the above may be a little tongue in cheek stuff, consider the following pertinent quotes:

 

"The great privilege of habeas corpus, and of trial by jury, which are the supreme protection invented by the English people for ordinary individuals against the State. 

The power of the Executive to cast a man into prison without formulating any charge known to the law and particularly to deny him the judgement of his peers - is, in the highest degree, odious and is the foundation of all totalitarian governments". 

Winston Churchill

“Our government has kept us in a perpetual state of fear ... kept us in a continuous stampede of patriotic fervour... with the cry of grave national emergency.  

Always there has been some terrible evil at home or some monstrous foreign power that was going to gobble us up if we did not blindly rally behind it..."

General Douglas MacArthur, 1957  

“Terrorism is the best political weapon for nothing drives people harder than a fear of sudden death."

Adolf Hitler  

"Civil disobedience becomes a sacred duty when the state has become lawless or corrupt. If man will only realize that it is unmanly to obey laws that are unjust, no man's tyranny will enslave him."

Mahatma Gandhi 

"Once a government resorts to terror against its own population to get what it wants, it must keep using terror against its own population to get what it wants.  A government that terrorizes its own people can never stop. If such a government ever lets the fear subside and rational thought return to the populace, that government is finished."

Michael Rivero   

 

I repeat, Terrorism… what Terrorism???

 

 

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