“Do not vote with your feet” was the title to the article displayed below. It was a time when Australians voted to select who was to lead Australia. It was a time when all the professional pollsters got is horribly wrong and created an unrealistic political environment. The pollsters and news media had grossly underestimated Australians and took them for granted.
Today in 2022, some four years later, Australians are once more called upon to choose who they believe is best suited to represent them. The absence of reliable pollsters and credible news articles are absent and all of them are being cautious about the Federal election outcome. I am of the opinion that Australians will do what is in the long term interests of Australia and select the political party that has best policies that are aligned with Australian way of life. Having said that, I must add that although my values on life are more inclined to right of centre, I can still remain unbiased in my opinion. I will like many other Australians look at the past four years and make my mind up using common-sense, logic with a sprinkling of optimism and hope.
At this present moment the current government has done more than enough to attract my vote. I say this because I look at the policies and how its affected our way of life. Putting politics and individuals aside, I must say that the current Federal government has improved our way of life. Yes, unemployment is down, yes we have been saved from a pandemic, yes our defence force deterrent is being given a welcome boost, yes we are competitively placed, yes we have prospered, yes to our security arrangements made stronger.
Yet on the other side of the coin we have our foreign policies that may not appear to be in our best interests, have we gone over board with a xenophobic approach, why has the cost of living risen, and has power seduced our political representatives, far removed from reality creating a law unto themselves?
As a former soldier, I always look to what is in the best interests of Australia and will not have served to see Australia wallow in political quagmire without a fight. I will ensure that my lone vote is not wasted. Its the only weapon that I possess in my war bag as such, I will to “do the right thing”. My decision does not mean that I like the politicians, but having analysed the above, find that that the decisions made by the current Federal Government have been in the best interests of all Australians. I don’t expect everyone to believe me or even agree with me, yet my vote will go towards the Liberal Party and Nationals coalition.
DO NOT VOTE WITH YOUR FEET.
Abalinx 11 April 2019 Peter Adamis.
This quote was penned by a good mate of mine who is an observer of history and best describes how many feel today:
“We are at the present times passing through a certain disillusionment about democracy and it’s a worry” (Peter Vlahos).
Let me be very clear about this, at the upcoming election, we who have served can still perform one more last duty to the nation. Look at all the political parties that best serve the nation and vote for whom is best to lead and shape the nation we all call home, Australia.
To those that have served the nation, continue to serve, healing or caring for others, responsible for staff, are captains of industry, belong to organisations, raising families, living on the land, homeless or in a relationship or have a lifestyle that is different from others, put aside what is in YOUR best interests and think what is BEST for the nation. AUSTRALIA.
To my cobber digger mates that I have served alongside with, I know you will understand the meaning of my message to you below:
“Those who can still dig a shallow shell scrape, whose gnarled fingers can still pull a trigger, have eyes to see with the aid of glasses, that can still walk with aid of a walking stick, roar like a lion with aid of a loud hailer and can still crawl despite being riddled with cancer; you are welcome in my platoon.
No matter what changes occur in whatever life we have left, we still a have a duty to perform. Our children, grandchildren, relatives and the nation we have served STILL have need of us to perform that one last duty of being “vigilant, steadfast, true to Australian ideals, and being heard. Remain silent no longer for the future is unclear.” I will say it again that I am sure that those who have served and continually serve the nation will understand what I mean. Stay strong, never give up and do what is in the best interests of Australia.
Peter Adamis is a Journalist/Social Media Commentator and writer. He is a retired Australian military serviceman and an Industry organisational & Occupational (OHS) & Training Consultant whose interests are within the parameters of domestic and international political spectrum. He is an avid blogger and contributes to domestic and international community news media outlets as well as to local and Ethnic News. He holds a Bachelor of Adult Learning & Development (Monash), Grad Dip Occupational Health & Safety, (Monash), Dip. Training & Assessment, Dip Public Administration, and Dip Frontline Management. Contact via Email: [email protected] or via Mobile: 0409965538