Freedom is sloppy. But since tyranny’s the only guaranteed byproduct of those who insist on a perfect world, freedom will have to do.
– Bill Willingham, author and comic artist
In our day to day lives, we expect to run afoul of hundreds of regulations, known and unknown, governing what we can and cannot do. The most basic of leisure activities prompt a voice in the back of our heads to ask, ‘is this even legal anymore?’
We are told what to eat and what to drink, and how much of it, and when. Child’s play is regulated out of existence by red tape. Professions are subject to licensing, requiring hundreds of hours of costly training, for even the simplest of jobs. United Nations directives regulate our every action. Bureaucrats want to decide everything for us, from crossing the road to your use of your own real estate.
No longer do we have the right to decide how to run our lives. We have a nanny-state trying to control our actions from cradle to grave.
Australia was built on rugged individualism. On personal responsibility. On risk-taking and reward. We don’t need to government bureaucrat telling us what choices to make, what we eat, what we drink, how we raise our children: it’s time we stood up and asserted our rights!
We believe that we need to take back these freedoms, and roll back the nanny state.