Freedom prevails   31/1/2013

Terrific news: Drab Olive Oyl has been forced to bow to democratic principles and dump a totalitarian proposal that would make it illegal to insult or offend someone.
But the would-be authoritarian refuses to concede that her despotic proposals trashed every notion of free speech in a democracy.

But Ms Roxon sought to portray the backdown as a triumph of process, saying an exposure draft had done its job in highlighting problems with the proposed consolidation of existing laws.

Reminds me of Fonzie when confronted with the possibility he may have been wrong.
Drab Olive thinks that word relates to a South Australian senator.

Oops, hold the celebrations for now.
Senator George Brandis fears the iron fist of Stalinist-style authoritarianism is still clenched:

Besides, there is a lot more wrong with the bill that the government has shown no sign of giving up on.
The entire history of the Gillard government’s attempt to use anti-discrimination law as a Trojan horse to impose a far-reaching regime of political correctness, which would reach into almost every corner of Australian life, has been marked by deviousness and outright dishonesty.

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3 Comments for 'Freedom prevails'

    31/1/2013 | 3:10 pm

    We must be grateful for small mercies. She seems to show evidence of quite serious problems which need a greater strength of character to resolve than she displays. I suppose it would be too much to hope that Ms Roxon will no longer be evident after September 14.

    1/2/2013 | 12:00 am

    Nothing like the thought of voters armed with baseball bats to sharpen the political senses and dull the totalitarian ideology eh Nicolaiev darlink?

    1/2/2013 | 9:03 pm

    Give Olive one sniff of electoral advantage and she’ll be right back with it. That you can count on. Authoritarianism runs deep in her heart. Why? Because she’s had a cloistered life and she doesn’t understand Australians.

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