I understand the accusation that the criminal law is to protect the rich from alternative wealth distribution by thievery and the proposition that it is not just the application of, but also the law itself, that is prejudiced, preferring one sex over the other in family law or the wealthy over the poor in general.
For the last 45 years, just fewer than 20 years as a policeman and then as a lawyer for 25 or so years I have defended anglo-australian law as actually being equal for all.
Now, because only some political demonstrators are given chocolates by elected members of our national parliament, for the first time in nearly 5 decades I am unable to defend the notion of equality before our Law.
A simple check of the ACT regulations for political demonstrations. Or the Federal Parliament rules, will give reasons why Reclaim Australia, Stand Up for Australia and Pegida demonstrators give formal notice and engage with the “authorities” before they conduct any political demonstration on the lawns in front of Parliament House.
These organizations, these people, including me, engage in lawful and regulated political demonstrations in our Capital. They, we, comply with the rules,are tracked by Fed Pol drones and are on pain of imminent threatened arrest.
I always preach that such central centre politics against FGM and Sharia Law Domestic Violence must be lawful if I am to attend.
What message does it send when left wing extremists not only get away with stopping the function of parliament but then turn the parliamentary façade into an anarchist billboard without penalty?
Philosophically it is proper to exhaust all democratic political avenues and then, and only then, engage in openly public civil disobedience. Provided that the penalty for breaking the civil law is accepted.
So far so good.
We must see prosecutions of these extremist left wingers by the Federal Parliament Authority or, by the ACT government.
Or are there no rules for anyone?
If there are no rules for anyone then all charges should be dropped against those who in Bendigo also protested publicly and lawfully and created a street tabloid which included a satirical beheading calculated to bring attention to those aspects of Islamic Sharia that are objectionable.
They are criminally charged and currently before the Courts
Why is it that Left Extremism is celebrated with chocolates and the allegedly right wing prosecuted?
Simply not justifiable.
John Bolton, Barrister and Solicitor