All of Australia’s libertarians are feeling the joy today with the maiden speech of David Leyonhjelm in the senate this afternoon. We have had to wait for nine months since his election last September, for this moment.
This is the first time in Australia’s history that a libertarian party has elected anyone into federal politics. Here is what he had to say:
This has been the culmination of a long haul for many of us. From a personal standpoint I have pursued libertarian politics since the mid 70s with the formation of the Progress Party, and later with the Liberal Democratic Party. A few others have been at it longer, as the Workers Party preceded the Progress Party.
Nonetheless, 40 years is a long wait. Those years have flown by like a stack of papers caught in the breeze since I first walked into a meeting called by a group that inspired me with their message; that we should control the government, rather than have it control us.
Today might seem like a culmination, but as David says, “There is much to be done.” And as Churchill said, “This is not the beginning of the end, but the end of the beginning.”
Lets all work to take control and hand that control back to where it belongs; in the hands of the individual.