Within the next 2 – 3 weeks Trevor Grace (right) and supporters will be letter boxing around 12,000 pamphlets and DVDs (www.180movie.com) to every household in the South Australian electorate of Ramsay.
Most of the following text is in the pamphlet:
Hello, my name is Trevor Grace. As you would be aware there is a by-election in your area on the 11th February for the seat of Ramsay. For many years this has been held by Labor MPs, in particular by Premier Mike Rann.
To briefly introduce myself, I am a high school teacher, husband and father. This election I am standing as an Independent candidate for Save the Unborn. Why?
I know many of you in this electorate have voted for Labor in the past. But this is not the same Labor Party your parents or even their parents supported. It is Labor by name only.
I know many of you have also voted for Liberals in the past – but they, likewise, are not the Liberals of old.
A generation or two ago members of parliament based their ideas, on what was right and wrong, largely upon Christian principles, not so much because they were Christians, but because they saw that these produced good fruit. That is, they witnessed again and again, how a society and its people would prosper when Christianity became foundational; more precisely, when Christ became its foundation and God its head.
But sadly, like the Greens Party, the major parties have gradually rejected Christian values and brought in a new set of principles which are, by and large, godless. It is quite often an appeal to a self centeredness in each of us. To “My rights!”, “Your rights!”, “Our rights!
Where has this led to?
Look around. Just below the surface, you will see a brokenness and pain in many areas of our society and homes that runs so deep and wide.
We see large numbers of men walking out on women. Husbands leaving wives; so easily.
We see one in four women – pregnant mothers – killing their unborn baby; so easily.
We see a growing number of children not respecting adults and property; so easily.
We see many politicians celebrating lesbians having a child by IVF – and intentionally making the child fatherless. Such as:
JULIA GILLARD, PRIME MINISTER (at press conference): I’m very pleased for Penny and her partner Sophie.
SARAH HANSON-YOUNG, GREENS SENATOR (at press conference): I think it’s wonderful news.
JAY WEATHERILL, SA LABOR PREMIER (to the press): They’re a lovely couple and I’m sure they’ll make wonderful parents.
And see politicians telling us of their approval for homosexual marriage.
ISOBEL REDMOND SA LIBERAL LEADER (and Premier Weatherill) strong supporter homosexual marriage.
IAN HUNTER SA LABOR MLC delivers stinging attacks on colleagues who don’t accept homosexual marriage.
We see politicians telling us how “progressive” it would be to have prostitution legalised, despite the known exploitation, debauchery and abuse that goes with it.
We see politicians going into a frenzy over the method of slaughter used on Australian cattle in Indonesia, yet approve (or say nothing) of the slaughter of 100,000 unborn babies, every year, on our own shores.
We see paedophiles, and those who kill others, avoiding time in jail because of their high social standing.
And it goes on and on.
But deep in our souls we know there is a better way. One which upholds real justice and the real worth of each and every man, woman and child in our state. A way that restores in time of trouble not destroys. A way that brings life to a situation not death. A way that is found in the roots of Christianity.
Here are just a few of the areas that I will fight for if elected:
- Yes to promoting marriage between a man and a woman
- No to homosexual/lesbian marriage
- Yes to local and overseas adoption
- No to homosexual/lesbian adoption and foster-parenting
- No to IVF for lesbians
- Yes to palliative care
- No to euthanasia
- No to legalising prostitution
- Yes to removing pornography and semi-pornography from service stations, news agencies, etc
- No to ‘harm minimisation’ drug programs
- Yes to additional Mental Health Services
- Yes to affordable Dental Care
- Yes to increasing the number of doctors and nurses in South Australia
- Yes to quality, age appropriate, sex education program
- Yes to Christian values being taught in schools
- Yes to tougher discipline in schools
- Yes to Youth Allowance for those over the age 16 and studying
- Yes to teaching the facts about abortion: the methods of how unborn children are killed, and how abortion affects women, men and society
- Yes to requiring every woman seeking an abortion to view an ultrasound and be informed of the physical, psychological and spiritual consequences
- Yes to setting up abortion alternatives – such adoption services and proper financial and practical support for mothers (fathers) and their babies
- Yes to better spending of tax payers’ money (eg not on grandiose football stadiums, etc)
- Yes to reduce politicians’ salaries and other expenses
- Yes to increase funding and support for Disability Services; particularly for parents with disabled children
- Yes to real reform and accountability, with appropriate funding for Mental Health Services
- Yes to increasing funding for programs such as Drug Beat
- Yes to stay-at-home parents. They should not be penalised financially for wanting to care for their children
- Yes to affordable housing
- Yes to sweeping reforms to Australia’s justice system. This includes a national crimes review body (eg for cases such as Henry Keogh, who has been in prison for nearly 17 years with no direct evidence for the murder of Anna-Jane Cheney).