Referenced by Senator Eric Abetz on ABC Hobart this morning as being those devised by Bob Menzies … John Powell’s comments are italicised …

From the state Liberal website HERE:

  1. WE BELIEVE IN THE CROWN as the enduring embodiment of our national unity and as the symbol of that other unity which exists between all the nations of the Commonwealth. This symbol does NOT embody unity with the First Nation peoples and is NOT a symbol used by other Commonwealth nations aka Canada
  2. WE BELIEVE IN AUSTRALIA, her courage, her capacity, her future and her national sovereignty, exercised through Parliaments deriving their authority from the people by free and open elections. Partially correct but you refuse to inspect real examples of the breaches of S44 by YOUR members
  3. WE BELIEVE IN THE INDIVIDUAL.  We stand positively for the free man, his initiative, his individuality and acceptance of responsibility. Partially correct BUT reject LGBTI, Muslims, refugees and aboriginal peoples
  4. WE BELIEVE IN THE RULE OF LAW Under it, there is freedom for the nation and for all men and women, Democracy depends upon self-discipline, obedience to the law, the honest administration of the law. You FAIL on the last category where you treat refugees as being illegal and women as less equal than men
  5. WE BELIEVE IN THE SPIRIT OF THE VOLUNTEER,  This does not mean that we reject compulsion in matters in which a uniform obedience is needed by the community.  But it does mean that the greatest community efforts can be made only when voluntary co-operation and self-sacrifice come in aid of, and lend character to the performance of legal duties. Possibly true if they are RWNJ’s and Liberal members
  6. WE BELIEVE THAT RIGHTS CONNOTE DUTIES and that sectional and selfish policies are destructive of good citizenship. OMG where do I start? Pokies, abortions, freedom to strike action etc etc
  7. WE BELIEVE THAT IT IS THE SUPREME FUNCTION OF GOVERNMENT TO ASSIST IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF PERSONALITY, that today’s dogma may turn out to be tomorrow’s error and that, in consequence, the interests of all legitimate minorities much be protected. Repeat – LGBTI, refugees, Muslims, aboriginals, etc etc
  8. WE BELIEVE IN LIBERTY, not anarchy, but an individual and social liberty based upon, and limited by a civilised conception of social justice. Repeat – LGBTI, Muslims, aboriginals etc etc
  9. WE BELIEVE THE REAL CONFLICT OF OUR TIME IS BETWEEN THE IRON DISCIPLINE OF AUTOCRACY – WHETHER COMMUNIST OR FASCIST – AND THE SELF IMPOSED DISCIPLINE OF THE FREE MAN. The spirit of man must prevail. OMG but your greatest attribute is fascism, fake news, no freedom and TOTAL lack of discipline
  10. WE BELIEVE THAT LIBERALISM MEANS FLEXIBILITY AND PROGRESS.  Its principles and its spiritual and intellectual approach enable it to meet and deal with new and changing social and economic circumstances.  By elevating the individual, it meets and defeats the terrible doctrine of the all-powerful State: a doctrine at once destructive, reactionary and negative. BUT your current doctrine is all about being an all-powerful State: a doctrine at once destructive, reactionary and negative
  11. WE BELIEVE THAT IMPROVED LIVING STANDARDS DEPEND UPON HIGH PRODUCTIVITY AND EFFICIENT SERVICE and that these vital elements can be achieved only by free and competitive enterprise. BS – and with subsidies for pokies, tourism, forestry and TasLIberal donors etc etc
  12. WE BELIEVE THAT NATIONAL FINANCIAL AND ECONOMIC POWER AND POLICY ARE TO BE DESIGNED TO CREATE A CLIMATE IN WHICH PEOPLE MAY BE ENABLED TO WORK OUT THEIR OWN SOLUTION in their own way and not to control other people’s lives. Providing these people are members of The IPA and/or donors to the Liberal Party, and create substantive $$$$ value to all Liberal Party members/politicians
  13. WE BELIEVE IN THE GREAT HUMAN FREEDOMS: to worship, to think, to speak, to choose, to be ambitious, to be independent, to be industrious, to acquire skill, to seek and earn reward. Except if you are Muslim, LGBTI, disabled, and unemployed
  14. WE BELIEVE IN SOCIAL JUSTICEin encouraging the strong and protecting the weak, in widening opportunities for education, in the preservation of family life, in good homes owned by those who live in them. But we will cut pensions, disability allowance, reduce public housing, and place legal refugees in offshore detention
  15. WE BELIEVE IN RELIGIOUS AND RACIAL TOLERANCE AMONG OUR CITIZEN Except for Muslims, aboriginals and people of colour
  16. WE BELIEVE THAT ALL FORMS OF INDUSTRY, PRIMARY OR SECONDARY OF OTHERWISE, DEPEND ONE UPON THE OTHER and that their community of interest will be the guarantee of the nation’s growth. But some have preference e.g. coal, and renewables are satanic
  17. WE BELIEVE THAT UNDER THE BLESSING OF DIVINE PROVIDENCE, and given the good-will, mutual tolerance and understanding, energy and an individual sense of purpose, there is no task which Australia cannot perform and no difficulty which she cannot overcome. This is is pentecostal godspeak and has no relevance to a free secular society. Methinks drafted by Hillsong Fergie

John Powell was Born in Rushworth Victoria; educated at Dandenong High School and Monash University; National Service during the Vietnam War; employed in oil/gas, water, and the resources sectors; proud Celt; protector of environment and Aboriginal heritages, stubborn and resolute …