Rights deprivation syndrome (letter)by Roger KellyNews Weekly
, September 10, 2005
Thank you, Bill Muehlenberg, for so clearly and succinctly articulating the case against Australia introducing a Bill of Rights (News Weekly
, August 13, 2005).
Like millions of Australians, I don't feel any "rights deprivation syndrome" invading my personal territory. I don't wander through my day feeling desolated by the loss of any fundamental right at all.
It leads one to wonder what it is that motivates governments - principally those of a socialist persuasion - to introduce them.
For every right defined, another must as a consequence be removed.
There is little doubt that a change of government in Australia, at some time in the future, would see the push come back to centre stage - the Left would see to that!
Until then, I'll keep Bill's article on my desk to remind me of why I live in the best country in the world.Roger Kelly,
Mount Pleasant, Qld.