In a democracy, we are entitled to know who we are electing to represent us in parliament. This is nothing more than consumer advice. Some people will say: she’s a good Catholic, I’ll vote for her. And others will say: there is no way that a person opposed to embryonic stem cell research, abortion and euthanasia will get my support. Terry Lane, Perspective, The Sunday Age
Quite right, ol’ boy, and let’s have a law requiring politicians who are pro-abortion, pro-embryonic stem cell research, pro-euthanasia, pro-same sex marriage, pro this that and the other ALSO declare their hand fully so that before we vote for them we can say “That sheila’s a downright secular humanist” or “That bloke’s a positivistic relativistic utilitarian” or whatever, “I won’t go near them with a 40 foot barge pole”.