By now most of the readers of this blog would be aware that in 2013 I will be throwing my hat in the the ring of election madness as a candidate for a Senate seat in Queensland.
Why after all these years of having a go at they way politicians govern, would I possibly want to become one of them?
The answer is simple really, though a little bit corny too. I am doing this for the people of Queensland, and Australia in general. We have all been mislead and hoodwinked by the current crop of politicians for far too long, and a complicit media further perpetuates the deception. So much for their position as the Fourth Estate.
I can no longer sit idly by commenting on things after have happened or raising awareness before they do. So now I am asking the people of Queensland to vote me into a Senate seat, and into a position to stop the continual deception from happening.
When we learn about politics and voting, at first we are taught to be cautious and be wary of what they say. Then as time goes by we start voting for the politicians based on the party they represent, not what they can do for the electorate. The level of caution that we first displayed, should be repeated every time that we put pencil to paper and vote for someone.
The political party game that is being played has let us all down at both the State and Commonwealth level, and has let us down in a big way.
We have seen a Carbon Tax/Emission Trading Scheme become law because the leader of the Federal Australian Labor Party made a deal with The Australian Greens to form a minority government. This is despite her promise to the Australian people that there would be no ETS in a government that she leads, and the fact that a majority of Australian’s actually voted against the ALP.
In Queensland we have seen the virtual annihilation of the ALP at the last State election, due in no part to the perceived arrogance and mistrust in the party’s former leader.
In NSW, legislation has been passed to allow shooting in National Parks after the government did a deal with the two members from The Shooter’s Party, to allow their privatisation bill to pass.
So why should Queenslanders vote for me?
To begin with, I will not have any faceless men from the trade union movement or big business pulling my strings or controlling me. What this means for Queensland is that I can do things that will benefit this state, and vote as per the wishes of the people of Queensland. These are the people who have put their trust in me to represent their best interests and be their voice in the Senate. I won’t be aligned to any party and therefore won’t have to vote according to party lines.
The time has come for the Australian voting public to end the halcyon days that party politicians of the present and past have enjoyed. Playing on the increasing level of apathy towards politics that their behaviour and deception reaffirms.
I’m reminded of the quote often attributed to Albert Einstein, Benjamin Franklin, or Mark Twain; The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.
Australia needs a different result at the end of the next election if we stand any chance of seeing things change and this country to once again become prosperous.