Conscience Vote A Sick Joke

10 Apr
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A conscience vote or free vote is a type of vote in a legislative body where legislators are allowed to vote according to their own personal conscience rather than according to an official line set down by their political party.

In many liberal democracies, particularly those that follow the parliamentary system of government, the elected members of a legislature who belong to a political party are usually required by that party to vote in accordance with the party line on significant legislation, on pain of censure or expulsion from the party. Sometimes a particular party member known as the whip is responsible for maintaining this party discipline. However, in the case of a conscience vote, a party declines to dictate an official party line to follow and members may vote as they please.

Conscience votes are usually quite rare…

Source: Wikipedia

Our politicians and media laud these rare occasions as somehow representing a wonderful beacon of light, a shining example of the intrinsic excellence of our parliamentary democracy.

Never do they pause to consider the obvious truth.

Every vote is a choice.

And every choice is either Right or Wrong.

It is when we act according to Conscience that we do what is Right.

What do you think that implies for every vote that is not a Conscience vote?

Our very system of governance is a sick joke.

And the joke’s on us.

Australia is a parliamentary democracy. This means that our political system is based on the idea that Parliament is supreme, or sovereign.

I don’t know why we believe in government.

I do know, we will never know freedom … or peace … until the only government is Conscience.

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One Response to “Conscience Vote A Sick Joke”

  1. Kevin Moore April 10, 2013 at 4:20 pm #

    “Truly all things are pure to the pure; but to those having been defiled and unbelieving, nothing is pure, but even their mind and conscience has been defiled. They profess to know God, but by their works they deny Him, being abominable and disobedient; and to every good work reprobate.” Titus 1:15-16

    Before each session of parliament the Speaker and all the politicians stand up and the Speaker recites the “Lords Prayer” “….and forgive us our tresspasses as we forgive those who trespass against us….”

    Politicians are conscienceless hypocrites.

    Lysander Spooner,

    “No Treason”

    “………….The payment of taxes, being compulsory, of course furnishes no evidence that any one voluntarily supports the Constitution.

    1. It is true that the theory of our Constitution is, that all taxes are paid voluntarily; that our government is a mutual insurance company, voluntarily entered into by the people with each other; that that each man makes a free and purely voluntary contract with all others who are parties to the Constitution, to pay so much money for so much protection, the same as he does with any other insurance company; and that he is just as free not to be protected, and not to pay tax, as he is to pay a tax, and be protected.

    But this theory of our government is wholly different from the practical fact. The fact is that the government, like a highwayman, says to a man: “Your money, or your life.” And many, if not most, taxes are paid under the compulsion of that threat.

    The government does not, indeed, waylay a man in a lonely place, spring upon him from the roadside, and, holding a pistol to his head, proceed to rifle his pockets. But the robbery is none the less a robbery on that account; and it is far more dastardly and shameful.

    The highwayman takes solely upon himself the responsibility, danger, and crime of his own act. He does not pretend that he has any rightful claim to your money, or that he intends to use it for your own benefit. He does not pretend to be anything but a robber. He has not acquired impudence enough to profess to be merely a “protector,” and that he takes men’s money against their will, merely to enable him to “protect” those infatuated travellers, who feel perfectly able to protect themselves, or do not appreciate his peculiar system of protection. He is too sensible a man to make such professions as these. Furthermore, having taken your money, he leaves you, as you wish him to do. He does not persist in following you on the road, against your will; assuming to be your rightful “sovereign,” on account of the “protection” he affords you. He does not keep “protecting” you, by commanding you to bow down and serve him; by requiring you to do this, and forbidding you to do that; by robbing you of more money as often as he finds it for his interest or pleasure to do so; and by branding you as a rebel, a traitor, and an enemy to your country, and shooting you down without mercy, if you dispute his authority, or resist his demands. He is too much of a gentleman to be guilty of such impostures, and insults, and villanies as these. In short, he does not, in addition to robbing you, attempt to make you either his dupe or his slave.

    The proceedings of those robbers and murderers, who call themselves “the government,” are directly the opposite of these of the single highwayman.

    In the first place, they do not, like him, make themselves individually known; or, consequently, take upon themselves personally the responsibility of their acts. On the contrary, they secretly (by secret ballot) designate some one of their number to commit the robbery in their behalf, while they keep themselves practically concealed……………………”

    Ask yourself a simple question — If the institution called the Australian Government has a Constitutional right to print as much money as it needs – debt free – then why is there an income tax?

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