Sent to me via email by a friend (RG), I thought this worth sharing.
Australian Prime Minister does it again!!
This is the new Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd; he must have learned something from his predecessor, Prime Minister Brown, who made a similar speech.
The Whole world Needs A Leader Like This!
Muslims who want to live under Islamic Sharia law were told on Wednesday to get out of Australia , as the government targeted radicals in a bid to head off potential terror attacks..ï¿½ Separately, Rudd angered some Australian Muslims on Wednesday by saying he supported spy agencies monitoring the nation’s mosques. Quote:
‘This culture has been developed over two centuries of struggles, trials and victories by millions of men and women who have sought freedom.’
‘We speak mainly ENGLISH, not Spanish, Lebanese, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, or any other language. Therefore, if you wish to become part of our society . Learn the language!’
‘Most Australians believe in God. This is not some Christian, right wing, political push, but a fact, because Christian men and women, on Christian principles, founded this nation, and this is clearly documented. It is certainly appropriate to display it on the walls of our schools. If God offends you, then I suggest you consider another part of the world as your new home, because God is part of our culture.’
‘We will accept your beliefs, and will not question why. All we ask is that you accept ours, and live in harmony and peaceful enjoyment with us.’
‘This is OUR COUNTRY, OUR LAND, and OUR LIFESTYLE, and we will allow you every opportunity to enjoy all this. But once you are done complaining, whining, and griping about Our Flag, Our Pledge, Our Christian beliefs, or Our Way of Life, I highly encourage you take advantage of one other great Australian freedom, ‘THE RIGHT TO LEAVE.’
‘If you aren’t happy here then LEAVE. We didn’t force you to come here. You asked to be here. So accept the country YOU accepted.’
I am not sure this is a message for America or not, but there are similar foundational elements to our Countires. However taking a bold stand is relevant and having a leader that is willing to speak for the majority of his people is respected. In American our current Administration seems to be focusing on the voice of the minority, not as poor, but as persons with their own personal agenda. To me this is where the greater problem lies and where divisiveness in America is rising. The Tea Party persons seem more the mainstream, although the Democrats did not see it that way. I hope the Democrats are just in denial and their wake up call, and our hope, will be realized beginning anew in 2010.