Letter to The Editor - The other great deprivation that threatens to follow is a loss of the integrity of our constitution
To The Australian Janet Albrechtsen once again efficiently defends our traditional liberty ("Greens plan an arrow to the heart of free speech", 15/5). She is right that freedom of the press is "a core value in a liberal democracy" and that the term "hate speech" is "a highly subjective, legal weapon to be aimed at those who say things you hate." The warnings of George Orwell and Alexander Solzhenitsyn against incipient tyranny masquerading as idealistic "social justice" remain grimly relevant for us as the possibility of an ALP-Greens government looms. The other great deprivation that threatens to follow is a loss of the integrity of our constitution, with attacks on our monarchy that limits the powers of politicians and political parties, together with unsoundly based and divisive ethnic favouritism behind the push for "indigenous constitutional recognition." Will Australia be foolish enough to cross this new historical Rubicon on May 18?
Nigel Jackson, Belgrave, Vic
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