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From the 2016 Australian Federal Election
Senate Candidate for the Family First Party in Victoria.
Australian Federal Election 2nd July 2016.
(3rd on the Family First ticket. Not seeking nor expecting many individual votes,
as encouraging people to Vote 1 above the line for Family First to secure lead candidate's success.)
Family First endorsed Senate Candidate for Victoria, Craig Manners (51), is self-employed, a proud Australian from a family who arrived in Melbourne five generations ago. One of Craig's grandfathers fought in World War 1, and the other in World War 2, to secure the freedoms we now enjoy in Australia, freedoms which are under imminent threat from the deceptively named “progressive” movement.
“I do not take their sacrifice lightly, nor our freedoms for granted,” says Mr. Manners. Freedoms of speech, religion and conscientious objection are all under attack and will soon disappear under an ALP/Greens controlled parliament, as is being seen at present under the Daniel Andrew’s ALP Victorian State government. These freedoms are also under threat from an increasingly “progressive” controlled Liberal Party.
Our once young and free Australia is on a fast track to both financial and moral bankruptcy under the poor stewardship coming out of both major parties and the Greens. There is no time to delay. If this trajectory is not changed immediately it will be too late. Our children will be unable to ever repay the mounting debt or regain the values which have made our nation so great.
Mr. Manners is passionate about standing up for our nation’s children, to defend them from the sexualization revolution and the dumbing down of our education standards, both coming out of "progressives" controlled government education departments and ALP controlled state governments.
“If the ALP/Greens have their way federally our children will not stand a chance. Instead of basic academics being the priority in our schools we will see our children bombarded, even more than they currently are, with so much sex-obsessed rainbow propaganda, and gender confusion nonsense, that the youth mental health and suicide rates will reach epidemic proportions very quickly.”
Australia's children are being taught in taxpayer funded schools that they can choose their own gender. That they can use whatever gender public toilets and change rooms they like and embrace whatever reckless lifestyles they like. All this is being taught without parent's consultation or permission. With no mandate from the people. Worst of all, with no concern for how this dangerous social engineering will impact a generation of Australian children.
Australia's children are being taught that it is suddenly normal for a man to "marry" another man, with no consequences for the individuals or society. However, biology, and common-sense, says otherwise, and always will no matter what Daniel Andrews, Bill Shorten, or the Greens say.
But what they are not being taught in these schools programs is that reckless lifestyles lead to bad consequences, for which all taxpayers share the increased health cost burden to correct.
Rainbow flags are flying all over our government buildings without the people's permission. Which minority group will claim victory over our sleepy nation next? Will we soon see Islamic flags on parliament house? Maybe the deceptively named "Safe School's" flag of choice, the communist flag, will come sooner than we think?
Something has gone very wrong, very quickly in our society.
Our media controlled, politically correct political leaders, seem to stand for nothing but their own re-election. The supposedly responsible adults charged with governing our nation have utterly failed. They have failed us, failed our children, and failed our forefathers. Many of them should be sacked on 2nd July 2016 by the Australian people.
The Liberals, ALP and Greens are running around throwing borrowed money at all sorts of things in the hope they can hoodwink you into voting for them. But why should you? They are not competent to govern us, and more of the same will just make things worse. Future generations will never be able to pay back the financial or moral debt these people are running up on your behalf, and they don't even care.
Do not re-employ them. Sack them and start again. New leaders should be elected. New parties should be given an opportunity to fix the mess. There are enough men and women in the minor, values-based parties running on July 2nd to just ignore the ALP and the Greens all together. They have had their chance and failed.
On behalf of his valiant grandfathers, and to protect their costly legacy for his own children, there are six areas which, if elected to the Australian Senate, Mr. Manners will focus on:
1- Stopping the normalization and promotion of wrong living to children in our schools, and turning back the resulting youth mental health epidemic;
2- Defending the foundations of marriage, family and children.
3- Defending freedoms of speech, religion and conscience;
4- Speaking up against creating another stolen generation through the legalization of non-traditional adult groupings adopting children, who will not know where they have come from and who will be at a heightened risk of abuse.
5- Encouraging government to stop the out-of-control deficit mentality and start to be financially restrained and responsible.
6- Stop the fast deteriorating standards of education in our schools and ensure school funding goes toward increased academic education rather than all the radical social engineering programs and the increasing distractions introduced over the past five years.
With a background in small business, investment, financial markets, venture capital and not-for-profit charities, plus some valuable experience in dealing with big-government heavy-handedness, misuse and abuse of power, and experience at managing his own family with balanced budgets and without long-term deficits, along with much community involvement through years of volunteering at sporting clubs, charities, school, church and community groups, both locally and in Africa, Mr. Manners is well prepared to represent his community in parliament.
Freedom is not free. Every generation must defend it and strengthen it. Our generation is on the verge of failing in this responsibility. Without a strong moral foundation Australia cannot retain its freedom. Without freedoms of speech, religion, and conscience a society cannot flourish and prosper. It cannot create freely, relate freely, own property freely, build freely, do business freely, trust or grow. Socialist movements are the enemy of human freedom. They lead to big, totalitarian governments and limited human flourishing. We have seen this over the past 100 years especially, and yet Australia is on the verge of a socialist takeover. The ALP, the Greens, the rainbow movement, deceptions like Safe Schools and Building Respectful Relationships, the state war on fathers, on families and on children. They are all inspired by Marxist socialist ideology. They are anti-family because they want the State to be supreme. It cannot work and will only lead to brokenness.
Please vote for Family First and then the other minor Christian values based parties in the Senate, so that they may act as a safeguard to protect Australia from the expected onslaught of anti-family, anti-marriage, anti-children, anti-freedom legislation from the not-so "progressive" side of politics.
Continued on from: http://www.craigmanners.com/about.html
More about Craig Manners:
I am passionate about standing up for our nation's children who are under intense pressure due to radical cultural Marxist social engineering and indoctrination attempts underway across our nation. As a part-timer in this area I consider myself to be a very amateur counter-cultural radical (counter-cultural because I think marriage is between a man and a woman; the mainstream media are dishonest; there is truth; there is morality; there is a God and He can be known; the theory of evolution is dangerous and should not be taught as fact in our schools; Christianity is very much a good thing for societies (not just individuals); the weak, young and old should be protected not euthanized; responsible adults should be just that and protect children from social engineering programs designed to spread secular, humanist and Marxist political and sex obsessed ideological propaganda; governments should be financially and morally responsible not reckless; everyone should be free to say these things without being bashed by colourful protest banners or taken to court as part of radical, govt. funded, law-fare designed to silence opponents of the Marxist rainbow movement).
Craig also has some front-line legal experience after spending five years relatively successfully defending himself from a heavy-handed and over-zealous government corporate regulator (ASIC) in 2005. The ASIC matter related to Craig's success (in 1999/2000) at rescuing and legitimately (Judge White) turning a $1.8m junior gold explorer around and building Adelong Capital Ltd into a $140m successful internet start-up incubator during the heady dot-com boom of 1999/2000.
ASIC were basically found to have misused State resources and power and over-zealously pursued Mr. Manners, who exited the ordeal with "his integrity fully intact." It was revealed some years later that ASIC ignored insider calls to investigate alleged wrongdoing at CBA while focusing their resources on pursuing a case which it turned out was not what they portrayed it to be. The reasons for choosing to pursue Mr. Manners and Adelong were thought to be personally motivated along the lines of religious/ideological lines and ease of access to his assets. While overzealously overwhelming Mr. Manners, who was willing to settle and avoid a costly investigation, ASIC were ignoring serious and culturally imbedded corporate wrongdoing at the Commonwealth Bank which was then allowed to continue for more than a decade unhindered, causing the loss of millions of dollars of small investors hard-earned savings. ASIC had a duty to those individual Australians, but they chose to pursue something else for personal reasons. Source 1 and Source 2
After five debilitating years, the fully-informed (as opposed to the media's uninformed and biased "fake news" reporting) Judge Bill White's final words on the matter, on November 4th 2005, say all that needs to be said: "Mr. Manners, this has been a tortuous ordeal for you and your family. You are free to go." Judges do not say these sorts of things unless there is much more to the story than what is told by the prosecutor and reported in the media.
(Note: June 2016: As Mr. Manners is standing as a Senate Candidate in the July 2nd 2016 Federal Election - even though only 3rd on the Family First ticket, so not expecting or seeking many individual votes, as he is encouraging people to Vote 1 Family First above the line, he deems it best to disclose this matter fully, as he has always done, with links to the matter being prevalent on this website. Additionally if required please see the following statement to any media seeking to drag the 16 year old matter up again.)