DeskPilot - YES YES YES YES YES!!!!!!!!!!
Oh Sir Les - one of the few knighted Republicans. He is a good pal of Gough's - and we all know Gough's views on the matter.
Oh I do indeed have a soft spot for Sir Les - brilliant fellow.
(Also am astonished at similarities between the Hon. Sir Les and Senator Michael Fawshaw.)
Anyway - Look, I realise that the means I go about enounciating my patriotism may be a little unconventional - some may say "manic"
- but I know what respect is. I know what a joke is. And I find when a person from one country talks about a person from another country as being beneith them - or that their country somehow owns another's country - that is not respect, that is arrogance. And I won't put up with it.
I don't want Australia to be a nation of lovable dimwits - I believe we are passionate, and worthy of the respect of the world - the United Kingdom included. That is where I am coming from - we are more than a former colony..... some people need to accept this fact.
I'm being absolutely honest here - when I look back and see all that Australia has done for me and my family, it actually hurts when people make out like the nation is a living joke.
Fighting for the glory of the Australian Republic.