August 26, 2020 | Author: Bill Muehlenberg | Spectator Australia.com |
“Back in 44 B.C Julius Caesar declared himself dictator perpetuo, dictator for life. On Monday, Victorian Premier Dan Andrews did much the same thing. He is actually seeking even more draconian powers to bypass the parliamentary process and constitutional freedoms, all to ‘keep us safe’ from a virus with a 99% recovery rate.
There is nothing unexpected about this. Andrews has always been about power and control. But what is rather unexpected is the number of folks finally waking up to this agenda and speaking out. Indeed, when you have leftist media outlets and commentators joining more conservative voices in denouncing the shocking move by Andrews to make his lockdown tyranny indefinite – if not permanent – then you know he really has gone too far.
It seems most folks who are still capable of independent thought and are not just zombie-supporters of Andrews and Labor are starting to see what is really happening here: the unprecedented seizure of power and control.
Let me mention just some of the many vocal critics of this shocking power grab. James Moutsias for example, writing in the Age, had this to say:
Premier Dan Andrews has said he intends to extend Victoria’s ‘‘state of emergency’’ for an extra 12 months past the September 13 deadline. Whether that ends up happening will reveal just how much our society values democracy….
The restrictions and controls being made by the DHHS are made under executive power – and this power is about to run out. This means that the state parliament is going to need to pass a new law amending the Public Health and Wellbeing Act to extend the amount of time a state of emergency may be in place for. This shouldn’t be allowed to happen.
The act sets out limits on executive power, and does so for ‘‘a damn good reason’’ as Opposition Leader Michael O’Brien said on Sunday – decisions by bodies such as the DHHS do not get voted on by the Houses of Parliament, meaning they do not come under immediate democratic scrutiny. To simply change the statute to suit the executive is a gross violation of the principle of the separation of powers, a supposedly fundamental democratic concept. While partially intertwined in practice, the legislature should not act in the interests of the executive….
The constant threat of emergency restrictions cannot be allowed to hang over the heads of Victorians. The legislation does not allow it, and it should not be altered to do so. To simply tamper with the limits set on executive power, when it suits them, is repugnant to the principles that are supposed to underlie our system of government. It’s times like these that test whether we actually care about those principles, or if they are merely appealing words that have no substance.”
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September 3, 2020 | BY THEWEEFLEA |
“Fascism in Australia? – A Warning for the West”
“The word ‘fascism’ is flung around far too quickly. Everytime you disagree with someone you are labelled ‘fascist’! So I am extremely reluctant to use it….but in the following case I think it is legitimate. This is truly shocking. Let’s first of all define our terms. This is what we mean by Fascism.
Fascism a governmental system led by a dictator having complete power, forcibly suppressing opposition and criticism, regimenting all industry, commerce, etc., and emphasizing an aggressive nationalism and often racism. Or…..a political philosophy, movement, or regime (such as that of the Fascisti) that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition
This happened in Australia yesterday….
Masked policemen enter a private residence, handcuff a pregnant woman in her pyjamas, in front of her children, confiscate all the devices in her home (including those which are not hers) and take her away. What did she do? She posted something on Facebook in support of anti lockdown protest. It’s about as mild and compliant as you can get – even encouraging people to wear masks! What astounds me is that she offered to withdraw it because she did not know it was illegal. An offer they refused despite knowing that she had an ultrasound due in an hour. It is utterly astounding. And it’s not the first time that Melbourne police, in their new role as the stormtroopers for Daniel Andrews regime, have demonstrated these authoritarian tendencies.”
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August 28, 2020 | By LEVI PARSONS and WAYNE FLOWER FOR DAILY MAIL AUSTRALLIA |
“Australian Imam calls for followers of Islam ‘to stand up and speak out’ against ‘Dictator’ Dan Andres’ lockdown – as police crack down on Aussies going for a walk AGAIN” Link
“If we Muslims don’t go hand to hand with the Christians, the Jews, the Hindus, anyone even if they don’t believe in god, to save our community or save our country, we will end up in a dictatorship.”