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Gillard Government Praises Its Corruption

3 Apr

“Corruptissima re publica plurimae leges”

Tacitus, Annals, Book III, 27

Translation: The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government.

Variant: The more corrupt the state, the more laws.

Original Quote: And now bills were passed, not only for national objects but for individual cases, and laws were most numerous when the commonwealth was most corrupt.

Your humble blogger always finds it bemusing to hear politicians – of all stripes and colours – proudly boast that their passing more new laws is a “record of achievement.” One that somehow proves they are doing a good job.

Indeed, our present ALP government has made it something of go to slogan of self-praise … and self defense. Especially when their manifest incompetence – record debt, endless deficits, bungled “stimulus”, bungled mining tax, failed asylum-seeker policy, et al – is pointed out.

Naturally, the mainstream media parrot the politicians’ crapola without thought:

But is the Gillard government really as ”incompetent” as it seems? Despite the drama, the Parliament under Gillard has passed 485 bills since the end of 2010… Over a similar period, the Rudd government had 409 bills passed, while the Howard government passed 520 in its final three years.

Ok, maybe our politicians are not “incompetent” after all.

Just corrupt.

The Age Loses Its Grip – 86% Of Readers Oppose Tighter Gun Laws

29 Apr

Our self-appointed moral guardians are really losing their grip.  On public opinion.  And reality.  One can see their lily-white latte cups clattering to the floor en masse.

Mouthpiece of the Left, Melbourne’s The Age newspaper, ran an Op-ed propaganda piece yesterday by the former chair of the National Coalition For Gun Control, commemorating the Port Arthur massacre, and waxing woeful about the alleged “softening” of gun control:

The new laws were a victory for hundreds of public health and legal organisations, domestic violence agencies, youth groups, churches and trade unions which had campaigned for the reforms. The overwhelming majority of citizens, according to opinion polls, wanted much stronger gun laws…

Not any more.

According to the paper’s own opinion poll – run in conjunction with the fear-mongering, anti-gun propaganda piece – 86% of Age readers oppose tighter gun laws.

I’ll say it again … We Used To Care But Things Have Changed.

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