“Pffft! They better do something about it! The writing is on the wall!“. The warning plea of impending danger.
Suddenly the fingers of a human hand appeared and wrote on the plaster of the wall, near the lampstand in the royal palace. The king watched the hand as it wrote. His face turned pale and he was so frightened that his legs became weak and his knees were knocking.
How would you stand up? Would God have grabbed your attention too?
When things go wrong, we seem to always see the tell tale signs afterward. Retrospect is a wonderful thing.
I wonder how we will go in regards to the Australian Bill / Charter of Rights?
The Australian Christian Lobby (ACL) informs us that it is opposed to such a Bill or Charter of Rights because:
- It transfers law-making powers from democratically elected parliament to an unaccountable judiciary
- It delivers increased power to vested interest groups who have failed to win their case for change with voters
- It puts at risk important freedoms Christians take for granted by putting them on a level playing field with other “rights”
- It turns rights into a tool for conflict through rights assertion
- Supporters of a bill/charter of rights have not successfully demonstrated the need for a comprehensive legislative document enshrining human rights in Australian law
- It fails its stated objective of protecting the vulnerable in society
ACL have a paper (PDF Document) explaining it. And you can read all about it in the Issues in Brief.
I don’t have the where-for-all to wade intelligently into this political debate… however, based on my limited understanding, I do agree with the ACL.
The deadline for submissions is tomorrow, June 15th.
In this matter, do we see the writing on the wall?