Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Vale Liberal Democracy

"There is not going to be a decimation of living standards, there's not going to be a destruction of the democratic rights of the Australian people, there's not going to be an abuse of power by this Government." (PM John Howard, 2004)

"It is with great reluctance that I have agreed to this calling. I love democracy … I love the Republic. The power you give me I will lay down once this crisis has abated." (Sen. Palpatine, long time ago in a galaxy far, far away)

Cue Imperial March . . .