“Where you see wrong or inequality or injustice, speak out, because this is your country. This is your democracy. Make it. Protect it. Pass it on.”
Democracy, is the idea that the people have the power to effect changes to the system, simply by voting for the individual who best represents them. Literally translated, it comes from the Greek “demos” meaning people, and “kratos” meaning power. Democratic systems worldwide are otherwise known as “free” countries. It was once considered an honour and privilege to participate within this paradigm.
However today, we have a democratically elected Liberal Party MP Moira Deeming facing potential expulsion from the parliamentary party simply for supporting the Let Women Speak rally which was counter-protested by the pro-trans activists and gate-crashed by neo-Nazis.
The people voted for Moira Deeming fair and square. Obviously, Liberal Party members who preselected are familiar with her views and beliefs and voted for her because they believed she best represents them. Yet John Pesutto leader of the Victorian Liberal Party is making all kinds of accusations, slandering her character, and calling for her expulsion. This should be a slap in the face to every voter in Australia.
Why anyone is shocked, should be a surprise. The Liberals have been actively attempting to purge the party of authentic Christian, conservative members since forever. Their actions are the height of hypocrisy when an excerpt from their web page statement of beliefs reads,
“We believe…..In those most basic freedoms of parliamentary democracy – the freedom of thought, worship, speech and association.”
It is time to call out the John Pesuttos of the Liberal Party and put them back in their place. Let them know that the electorate is unhappy and has had enough. Democratically preselected MPs are precisely that, and the John Pesuttos don’t get to decide when a member’s time is up, that is for the people to decide at the next election. If Moira Deeming is expelled, Liberal members should withdraw all financial and moral support. Respect the people’s vote and leave Moira alone.
***Also published on The Unshackled.