ABBOTT MUST STAND FIRM AGAINST LEFT DRIVEL
Four-time Walkley Award winning political commentator and Churchill Fellow, has returned to the fray over concern that the integrity of news dissemination is continually being threatened by a partisan media.
Liberal Party wets led by Malcolm Turnbull are screaming for the rule of law to be applied to an accused terrorist despite no rule of any law being observed by the terrorist himself. Abbott is wary of giving the judiciary final call on a terrorist’s guilt or otherwise, and for good reason... our soft Left judiciary is responsible for far too many murders as a result of their “compassionate” findings and soft sentencing.
Despite our prison population having risen by 39% in recent years to 186 per 100,000 population, the US in comparison incarcerates over 700 per 100,000 of its population. But Australian courts still remain keen to release repeat offenders back into the community either on bail, on early release or on parole.
Since 1980, 13 Australians have been murdered by violent repeat offenders granted early release or parole. The figures involving light sentencing for repeat offenders of sex crimes (including paedophilia) are through the roof, particularly where the accused is given a sympathetic judicial ear because he is Islamic and has claimed “a cultural difference”.
Abbott still has the stench of the judiciary’s lax treatment of Man Monis in his nostrils. Once a terrorist is allowed free access to our slack legal system, via legal aid, there will always be some smart-arsed Leftie lawyer ready to pounce on a technicality to ensure his freedom.
The Left cites the cost ($2,000 per week) of an inmate’s upkeep as the reason for going soft on crime, but it’s not really the cost that concerns them, it’s actually the culture of the Left not to jail people.
Magistrates and judges (who are mostly failed solicitors in a self-regulating system that promotes and protects its own) have come straight from university and struggle to relate to community sentiment.
Terrorism has made the world a far different place, so terrorists need far different rules. You simply can’t apply our beloved “rule of law” to a terrorist. Common (or even statute law) is in another judicial world and has no relevance where some religious bigot is determined to decapitate people in the furtherance of his Islamic caliphate, Shariah law and/or jihad.
We are not talking white-collar crime or drug offences here, we are talking an Allah-sanctioned instruction to kill as many non-believers as possible... and it’s happening.
Of course it’s understandable that lawyers will always insist criminals be exposed to criminal law. But we are not even talking a death penalty for these bastards... we are merely talking citizenship rights!
Allowing our soft judiciary to adjudicate on accused terrorists will only create more of the Man Monis disasters. Current laws can be applied to terrorists but it’s a new area for judges who will always err on the side of compassion.
The law of sedition has been around since Jesus. In 2006 the AFP investigated Islamic bookstores in Lakemba and Auburn which were promoting suicide bombings, anti-Australian conspiracies and racism, but found the proprietors did not breach the Commonwealth Criminal Code, so how the hell could a conviction be obtained under the law of sedition?
Okay so let’s try “treason”! Under section 9A of the Crimes Act a person is guilty of treason if, “... (he/she) assists by any means whatever, with intent to assist, an enemy at war with the Commonwealth of Australia, whether or not the existence of a state of war has been declared or not”. Penalty, life imprisonment.
Even if a person did not inform authorities of another person’s treasonous intentions the penalty is up to 20 years imprisonment.
So there ya go! There are thousands of active Islamic radicals in our suburbs right now who should have been tried and convicted of treason and sentenced to life imprisonment. Yet not one has!
No prosecutor will prepare a brief he knows a judge will reject and few AFP officers will bother making arrests that will prove a waste of time.
So Malcolm Turnbull and his Lefty mate, ABC Chairman Spigelman can stop the bullshit... the judiciary can never be trusted to deal with the threat of terrorism.
I do not often agree with Abbott, but this time he is right. Confine adjudication on citizenship to Ministerial discretion on the basis of advice from intelligence Agencies. Include the Attorney General and his shadow counterpart in the decision making process and have judicial oversight by an appointed terrorism tribunal privy to the intelligence needed to convict.
The judiciary, like those in Europe, should not be allowed to adjudicate on terrorism offences under any circumstances because their courts will be closed due to the national security nature of the evidence.
Of course they would crave that sense of judicial power but so far they have shown they are incapable of applying it in the interests of the community.