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CAN ONE PERSON MAKE A DIFFERENCE?

Steve Mannix

Steve Mannix is a singer/songwriter and respected Karate Instructor. He shares his passion for this country through his original songs and stories.

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Recently during one of my concerts which was held on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland, I said to the people attending;

“Ladies and Gentlemen, with us in the audience this evening is a person who can reduce the cost of fuel right across this great nation of ours with the effect of just one stroke of their pen.”



The people in the audience looked around for a famous head in the crowd,

I continued.

“That very same person Ladies and Gentlemen can also re-introduce into our schooling system for our children, the three basic Rs of reading, ‘riting and ‘rithmetic, and get rid of the things that parents all across Australia so passionately do not want their young and innocent children exposed to, again with the effect of just one stroke of their pen.”

I then sang another song as the people in the audience stirred with the anticipation of actually meeting somebody of worth, somebody of value, somebody of real importance.



They were all about to meet that one special person.

After the song I told the people gathered about a Scottish immigrant who was so overwhelmed and gob smacked by the beauty and the freedoms of this great country of ours that he, Peter Dodds McCormick, in 1878, wrote and composed the song we all know as Advance Australia Fair.’



That one man made such a difference, that his love of this great nation inspired another person, who was practicing law at the time as a barrister in Melbourne, Victoria.

That barrister, (Edmond Barton) when he was elected as Australia’s first ever Prime Minister was so inspired by the fact that Australia had its own song that he felt that Australia should have its own flag.

A contest was announced and 32,823 entries were submitted. Every single entry went through the old surface mail system in single envelopes.

Of those 32,823 entries, five of them were almost identical, and so Edmond Barton decided to split the first prize money of Two Hundred Pounds, evenly amongst the five winners.



One of those five winners was a thirteen year old school boy from Melbourne named Ivor Evans who was the son of a Welsh immigrant.

A Scottish immigrant made a difference, inspiring a barrister in Melbourne to create an opportunity for the son of a Welsh immigrant, to make a difference.

Each person reading this can make a difference, and this is how.

The next time you are at the polling booth and deciding upon who you are going to vote for to run this country, just think of this,  you are the person with that pen in the hand.

To you, reading this, never think that you can’t make a difference, for that is a lie.

The truth is that you make a massive difference in so many lives around you each and every day. At home, at work, at the supermarket and on the sporting field.

You are a unique individual, there is only one of you on the planet and so don’t let anybody try to take away your self-worth.

Every Politician knows the most important person in the country is the voter, for the Politicians wouldn’t have a job if it were not for the voter.



The political process has always been and should always be; .. OF the people,  BY the people,  and FOR the people, however for many years now it seems to be Of the people, By the people and For THEMSELVES as more self-serving politicians are refusing to listen to the people.

Next time you are at a polling booth, just about to cast your very valuable vote, regardless whether it’s for local Council, State Government, or Federal election.

I ask you to consider this, just think about the mess that this great nation of ours is in and has been put in by people who clearly care more about themselves than the people who elected them into office and ponder what future our children and their children will have if this current, two major party merry go round continues.



The future of this great nation is in your hands. So when you have that pen in your hand, be wise and help make this nation great once again.

One by one we can all make a positive difference.  

The future is in your hands.




Comments

It’s also a phrase used after sneezing

Watching child pornography encourages the abuse of children. Even a knuckle dragger like Angus should understand the concept of supply and demand. The sheer number of images is concerning, as is, the condoning of its consumption. Whoever is in charge of this blog should make the identity of 'Angus' known to the relevant authorities.

From Dr. Google : "Alhamdulillah (also known as the Tahmid) is An Arabic expression (Arabic: ??????? ?????) of relief, meaning "Praise be to Allah (God)". It is a phrase that Muslims often use in conversation, especially when thanking God for blessings or when achieving something out of hardship."

Inky is not the sharpest tool in the shed. Don't hurry back. Allah Ackbarrrr !!!

Thanks Edwin for attempting to be a calming influence, it should have been clear to any thinking person in no way would I encourage these perversions, just being the devil's advocate to holier than thy people. These people if were born in Islamic countries would be the types throwing the poofs off the high buildings

Drop it Jim and let the sympathizers keep digging. They'll soon be through to China at this rate.

Lefty, you are a homosexual lady boy lover.

Great icon ay you jealous bastards

she's all about the thrill of the fight...onya Hooray Harry/Gaz/ every other fuckwit jim jim /missandpiss/ on and on it goes

The old girl is high on the goon tonight

JimJim Tue 18 Dec 2018 10:52:15 pm
The troll here is the dope trying to look like Max Von Sydow. What a clown you are.

Is that you Hooray Harry / Gaz/??????????

JimJim , methink that cin and Angus are trying to justify their own guilt here,

all part of the facebook gang cinerama,welcome to my world.You will be on the fatoms list by morning

No, you fucking moron and your dead hit mate are too thick to engage in a discussion and resort to name calling and slurs because you are too fucking stupid to mount any reasonable argument you fucking dope .
What do you think happens in a debate , stupid?
Two side s are given a brief which they then argue out but that is beyond the childish brain of some people, Fuckwit.
Just because you don't agree with someone's opinion you don't resort to abuse, if you can't handle the concepts dealt with on this site then fuck off to face book with the school girls.

It will be fucking stupid cunts like you pair of fuckwits that will destroy this site , Be warned don't fucking well try to troll me .

Menstralchris but you can include your self.

OH Gees a fuckwit has put its head up as it thinks it's on a cheap winner.


"how police cope with the job, but it's not something I could stomach" has it dawned on you they want to stomach it?

Any English expressions you may not understand can be looked on the internet.

No one is excuses anything, but I hate it when people go into forelock tugging mode and want to crucify the average mug but the elites openly get away with it.
The elites, the police , the royal fucking family the hospitals and fuckinjg churches protected the pommy cunt Jimmy Savile who was even rooting dead bodies in the hospitals, the Kray Brothers and politicians of the time, the lot were mixed up in it, worry about those people first.

I saw a 60 minutes story on a person who was born with abnormal genitalia and how Doctors operated to made him "normal". The person involved said what he hated the most over his childhood years was all the doctors who keep year after year photographing him naked.
Why are those doctors not in jail?
Why are the Police "men" who dominate these investigating jobs, rather than women, are magically not affected by these images?
Do you think some maybe any are closet pedos themselves?
Why are these images like terrorist bomb making plans all over the internet and not removed ? Yet when the elite don't want you the see something it won't be there or immediately removed?

Imagine the CIA or someone wanted to discredit you, I wonder how they could go about doing it?