Judging Gillard and the Labor Government

The Australian Independent Media Network


What is good government and how does one judge it? Thomas Jefferson often referred to the term good government. In his opinion, the Government ought to be judged by how well it meets its legitimate objectives. For him, good government was the one who most effectively secures the rights of the people and the rewards of their labor, which promotes their happiness, and does their will. For instance, he said: “The care of human life and happiness and not their destruction is the only legitimate object of good government.”

In terms of the fruits of ones labour Abraham Lincoln had this to say. “Labour came before capital and is not related to it. Capital is what’s acquired from labour, and would never have come about if it were not for labour. Therefore, labour is superior to capital and deserves the higher significance.”

I often say that at the heart of…

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