This election really is one big fraud.
On one side, we have smiling Kevin Rudd. The hero of the Labor Party.
On the other, we have Tony Abbott and his speedos. The next Prime Minister.
And even though most people can’t stand either and would invite neither to a backyard barbeque, they will still vote for one or the other of them. True, more will vote for Abbott and there will be a change of government.
But not much will really change.
That’s because on the issues that matter, there’s not much difference.
Before we get into that, I’ll get all the required statements out of the way.
Yes, Rudd is a dud and only seems nice because we’re all comparing him to Gillard.
No, I don’t want to see Labor get back in.
Yes, Abbott and his team will probably do a better job at stopping the boats and managing the budget.
No, I’m not suggesting anyone even think about voting for Labor or The Greens.
But here’s the crux. Rudd and Abbott are going to spend the next four weeks boring us all to death talking about the economy. And the one thing that everyone knows is that whatever Labor advocates about the economy probably isn’t any good.
So the Liberals are seen as the answer to a massive problem. But they are not really the answer at all. Because while they have at least demonstrated an ability to count, they still fundamentally misunderstand the purpose of economic activity.
For the Liberals, the economy is the goal. It is this big, magical thing and the purpose of families is to help build it even bigger. And the evidence that all is well and good in the economy is when big business gets bigger and mega-profits are made and production is increased and GDP grows. Those are the conditions that the Liberals seek.
Now, I’m not saying it’s necessarily a bad thing if big business does well and production increases. Because it’s not.
But it is a bad thing if those goals are prioritised over families.
Because families are the actual building blocks of society. And economic theory must be subservient to the needs of families. At the end of the day, what is the point of a strong economy and plasma televisions in every room if families don’t have the freedom or dignity of home ownership and control over their own economic activity and future?
What’s the point of living in the wealthiest times in history if mums can’t afford to be with their kids when they come home from school?
If you can understand the importance of families, then you will also understand this: if you have strong families, you will generally have a strong economy. But if a nation’s families are weakened, the economy will also probably deteriorate.
That is why it is so important to the politics of this nation that the social issues are prioritised. Anyone who believes that you can solve economic problems while having liberalised or “free-market” social values, is automatically facing an uphill battle against the forces of human nature. It is a battle that they are going to lose.
And that is why I am such an advocate against novelties like gay marriage and surrogacy. By their very nature, these activities attack economic progress because they destroy families.
A strong family is an investment in the future. It is an investment in the next generation.
A strong family will ensure the next generation is well educated – not just in basics like reading and writing – but in its ability to understand the truth about the human soul and thereby reach the full dignity of humanity.
But a weakened family is a drain on economic progress and it degrades the nobility of the person. All the things associated with weak families – divorce, contraception, prostitution, pornography, abortion – take away from the next generation and result in dysfunctional (or missing) children. Common-sense tells us this. And study after study after study after study also tell us that broken families result in crime, violence, drug use, and unemployment.
But if you need a study to tell you that then you have already lost the ability to think.
And this is where the big 2013 electoral fraud really comes in.
All the column inches written about Tony Abbott being an extreme Catholic are a lie. Because he’s marching along with Rudd on the social policies in direct contravention of Catholic Church teaching.
Both support legalised abortion.
Both support taxpayer-funded sex change operations in the military and the perversion of human nature that now sees women going into front-line combat roles.
Rudd is openly supportive of gay marriage – to his credit Abbott has not followed him down this path thus far – but the Liberal Party, generally, is rapidly moving in this direction too.
Neither want to address the issues associated with Islamic immigration and the stress this is placing on our culture.
And neither is prepared to acknowledge the most fundamental precept of all – that Christ is King of each person and all nations.
On September 7, enough people will vote Liberal to ensure Rudd is removed. But their vote won’t change anything. Make yours count – find a candidate in a minor party that will actually stand up for family values. Like Family First, Australian Christians or Rise Up Australia.
It will only be when enough Australians vote for family values that they will be prioritised in Canberra.
Until then, we will continue to get the governments we deserve.