Friday, November 03, 2006

Stop thinking in terms of left or right

Today on talkback radio, a representative of the state Labor party and state Liberal party were having a debate, and the host introduced it as "Left and right .. we have with us today ....."

Meanwhile I'm thinking, that given the current state of politics, they are both representatives of left wing authoritarian parties.

With that. .. i bring you a famous quote by the late great Ronald Reagan

"You and I are told we must choose between a left or right, but I suggest there is no such thing as a left or right. There is only an up or down. Up to man's age-old dream - the maximum of individual freedom consistent with order - or down to the ant heap of totalitarianism. Regardless of their sincerity, their humanitarian motives, those who would sacrifice freedom for security have embarked on this downward path,