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Bill Muehlenberg's commentary on issues of the day...

The State, Mandatory Health Care, and Eugenics

May 8, 2020

Some thoughts on government power, the public good, and mandatory policies:

Australian leader Scott Morrison recently said that those in some sports codes should not be allowed to play unless they are vaccinated. As one report put it: “Prime Minister

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Covid-1984 Concerns

May 2, 2020

When we stop asking questions of the State we surrender our freedoms:

During times of crisis, many people will become overwhelmed by fear, will succumb to panic, and will all-too readily submit to whatever it is that the State demands

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Healthcare, the State, and Liberty

Apr 13, 2020

A few thoughts on the balance between public health and personal freedom:

Exactly five years ago I wrote my first article on vaccinations. I had hoped it would be my last piece – and that for two reasons: I said

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Corona and the Rule of Law

Apr 11, 2020

Is the rule of law being weakened during this crisis?

One thing that distinguishes free and democratic societies from thuggish dictatorships is the rule of law. This means, among other things, that the law applies equally to the ruled and

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The Pell Decision

Apr 7, 2020

A few quick words on the Pell decision:

The High Court of Australia has just handed down its decision concerning Cardinal George Pell and charges of child sexual abuse. In a unanimous 7-0 decision, it has quashed his conviction. Thus

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Big Brother Is Certainly Here Now

Mar 5, 2020

We were clearly warned about this brave new world:

In the 1930s and 1940s two parallel movements were arising: cultural Marxism, and those warning about tyrannical statism. As to the latter, we had dystopian novels penned by Aldous Huxley (

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The Trans Celebration of Lies and Delusion

Dec 9, 2019

Those pushing the trans agenda are pushing falsehoods and harmful delusions:

When I give my talk on the importance of truth, I always mention one basic definition of it: truth is that which corresponds to reality. It corresponds to the

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On “Conversion” Therapy and Rainbow Big Brother

Nov 29, 2019

More coercive utopian governments pushing radical agendas and crushing our freedoms:

I did a radio interview this morning on how the dictatorial Dan Andrews’ government in Victoria is seeking to outlaw “conversion therapy,” and I said that the other Australian

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The Escalating War on Religious Freedom

Oct 17, 2019

This important speech defending religious liberty is a must read:

All over the West there is a major assault on religious freedom. It takes many forms, and it is being driven by an aggressive secularism and leftism which will not

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On Religious Freedom Legislation

Sep 4, 2019

Some thoughts on the religious freedom debate.

As most of you would know by now, a draft bill on religious freedom has been released by the federal government. Last week Attorney-General Christian Porter released the draft bill, and already plenty

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Victoria: The Nutjob State

Aug 28, 2019

So now you can legally change your sex at least once every year in Victoria.

When you are driving around the country on lengthy trips, you will sometimes alleviate the boredom by looking at license plates. On them you will

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