JUNE 2018


FIRST AMENDMENT.

The USA has 27 Amendments to it's Constitution.

I might meet some opposition here, but I believe that the first ten are listed in order importance.

The next 17 are important afterthoughts.

And the first amendment reads:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
Most US citizens I have met seem to think (but maybe they were just being polite?) that we Australians have a de facto first amendment.

Let me disabuse you mates. 
  • We have section 18C. (Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act makes it unlawful for someone to do an act that is reasonably likely to “offend, insult, humiliate or intimidate” someone because of their race or ethnicity.)
  • Then we had Professor Peter Ridd who was sacked from Cook University for writing a paper that established that coral dieoff was not the disaster that the alarmists claim.  And incidentally rubbishing the alarmist research.
  • And now we have the ANU (Australian National University, our version of Harvard or Yale) refusing to accept an offer of 30 annual scholarships worth $25,000 each from the Ramsay Centre to offer a "Bachelor of Western Civilization" degree.

The ANU says that they cannot accept because they want to "retain, without compromise, our academic integrity, autonomy and freedom".

Ha!

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