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Sack your Sitting MP – Look How Easily 10% Smarter Votes Can Restore Democracy

… ☞☞☞ … They don’t deserve your vote. Once elected, they serve interests that are opposite to the interests of the people. “Always vote the incumbent Representatives and Senators last”, no matter where your traditional political party loyalties lie. Then, and only then, will Representatives and Senators have an incentive to serve and obey the interests of the people, rather than serving their re-election interests by serving the interests of their own ruling class elites. … ☞☞☞ …

 

 

 

 

 

The Australian Parliament is made up of 150 Members of the House of Representatives and 76 Senators.  These 226 parliamentarians are supposed to be elected by and are supposed to represent and advocate the interests and wishes of their constitutents.

But who do they really represent?

Every Representative and every Senator is a puppet, representing and obeying the interests of a political party. They rubber stamp the wishes of the unelected bureaucracy, political parties and ruling elites. Representatives and Senators are meant to be elected to oversee the way that the bulk of government is run by unelected bureaucrats and judges and lawyers. They are meant to serve and protect the people.

But they’ve forgotten that.

Instead of leading the government, instead of protecting citizens from tyranny and abuse from bureaucrats, judges and lawyers, today’s parliamentarians are little more than pre-selected puppets. They are the servants, instead of masters, of political parties, bureaucrats and ruling elites. None of Australia’s sitting Representatives or Senators deserves your Vote. None of them. Not even one. Every one of them has been pre-selected by one or the other of the dominant political parties. More than 90% of them are lawyers.

Generally, it makes no difference which political party team the majority of these (lawyers) Representatives and Senators plays for. Can you really say that the represent or do different things, different ideas? Whichever political party has the most team players in the house will just do the things that the unelected bureaucrats and other establishment elites want them to do. And each of those players primary concern is to be re-elected rather than to serve and to protect the public.

Loyalty and service to the public gives way to loyalty and service to the bureaucracy, to political parties, to political mates, and to powerful establishment interests. Career parliamentary ambitions (often running in families and spanning generations) give rise to cronyism and corruption – the greater empowerment of the governmentocrats and the greater enslavement of the people.  

A parliament full of political party, bureaucratic and establishment elite puppets makes the parliament irrelevant to the operations of government. Or, by combining parliamentary power with bureaucratic power, makes the government crueller towards the people than having no parliament at all.

But don’t despair

Our political system (built, owned and operated for more than a century by and for lawyers, political parties and powerful ruling class elites) is fragile, damaged, contrived and sabotaged. Political party pre-selections, compulsory voting, preference redistributions, “above-the-line” and other gerrymandering practices all serve to maintain the establishment status quo.

But there is an Answer.

It’s called the ballot box. Next time you vote, whether at an Australian Federal or State election, think before you vote for the lawyer playing for the political party team that you always vote for. They don’t deserve your vote. Once elected, they serve interests that are opposite to the interests of the people.

Always vote the incumbent Representatives and Senators last”, no matter where your traditional political party loyalties lie. Then, and only then, will Representatives and Senators have an incentive to serve and obey the interests of the people, rather than serving their re-election interests by serving the interests of their own ruling class elites.

Only a small percentage of voters need to apply this strategy – less than 10%, the same percentage who lodged ”donkey votes” at the 2010 Australian federal election.

Only a small percentage of voters, and the strategy will work. It makes no difference which political party has the most (lawyers) players in the House.

In time “always vote the incumbents last” might trigger more democratising reforms to the government’s shabby electoral practices. And, in time, it might inspire more representative parliaments, more genuine, non-lawyer, non-political party candidates to run for the House or for the Senate.

Authorised by James Johnson,

Independent Candidate for the Federal Electorate of Lalor

More:  http://lawyerocracyontrial.wordpress.com

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4 thoughts on “Sack your Sitting MP – Look How Easily 10% Smarter Votes Can Restore Democracy

  1. Thank you for your new informative post. I’m still asking the same question over and over again as to how Assange should be asking asylum in another country’s embassy. I feel a sense of helplessness thinking of his predicament. Whether he has done anything illegal or not, it appears that he is being ABANDONED by his own country. I cannot believe it. I hear about journalists being kidnapped and killed by other countries, but we are Australians and nothing like that is being done here except bureaucratic abuse of ordinary people who speak out to resist serious human rights violation. Is Assange so terribly bad that he is being abandoned by his own country. Perhaps, those who read this should join me in prayers for his freedom. That’s all powerless people like me can do to help. James, you are our inspiration !

    Posted by Arlen Wood | June 21, 2012, 1:49 am
    • Couldn’t agree with you more, Arlen. But believe it! Aussie governments are famous for abandoning their citizens when they get into strife abroad. Makes one wonder about all this hype about a fair go for all; mateship, etc., etc. This man has committed no crime, nothing that would compromise personnel on active duty was published; he worked in conjunction with the world’s greatest newspapers, all of whom combed the information to ensure no armed forces personnels’ lives would be compromised – just crimes against humanity revealed. And for that he could lose his life. What a world we live in. The majority are for Julian, but the ‘few’ – our political masters – are determined to see him destroyed, and why wouldn’t they? He’s revealed them in their duplicity!

      Posted by Shirley Marsh | June 23, 2013, 12:51 pm
  2. What if most of the future independents are lawyers?

    Posted by Better Get A Lawyer Son ~ Better Get A Good One | June 22, 2012, 5:34 am

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