I have been sent an E-Mail which has such a significant impact that I intend to copy it onto my BLOG. It is apparently a speech delivered by John Howard the Prime Minister of Australia in response to some the Muslims in his country who want to live under Sharia Law. He also supported his spy agencies monitoring mosques in a bid to head off potential terror attacks. Since NONE of our politicians seem to value this country in the way that Mr Howard values his it is worth the publicity.
" Immigrants not Australians must adapt. Take it or leave it. I am tired of this nation worrying about whether we are offending some individual or their culture. Since the attacks on Bali we have experienced a surge of patriotism by the majority of Australians.
Our culture has been developed over centuries of struggles, trials, and victories by millions of men and women who have sought freedom.
We speak mainly ENGLISH not Spanish, Lebanese, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Russian or any other language. Those of you who wish to be part of our society must learn the language.
Most Australians believe in God. This is not some Christian, right wing, political push but a fact because Christian men and Christian principles founded this nation and this is clearly documented. It is certainly appropriate to display it on the walls of schools. If God offends you then I suggest you consider another part of the world as your new home because God is a part of our culture.
We will accept your beliefs and we will not question why. All that we ask is that you accept ours and live in harmony and peaceful enjoyment with us.
This is our country, our land, our lifestyle and we will allow you the opportunity to enjoy all this BUT once you are done complaining, whining and griping about our flag, our pledge, our Christian beliefs and our way of life I highly encourage you to take advantage of one other great Australian freedom. THE RIGHT TO LEAVE.
If you aren't happy here then LEAVE. We didn't force you to come here. You asked to be here. So accept the country you accepted."
No bloody wonder that the Aussies have a lifestyle to be envied. I cannot envisage any of our political leaders daring to be so blunt (except the BNP of course) but I think we should omit the word 'Australian' replace it with 'British' and post this speech on every major billboard in the country!