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Old January 17, 2013, 05:52 PM   #1
Glenn E. Meyer
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The difference between the USA and Australia

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/17/op...a-can-too.html

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Australia, correctly in my view, does not have a Bill of Rights, so our legislatures have more say than America’s over many issues of individual rights, and our courts have less control.
The article discusses how Australia instituted a gun ban regime after the Port Arthur rampage. The ex - Prime Minister discusses how he did it and why.

I don't think, ya think, that he gets the broader implications of not having a bill of rights and how the legislature without such can go bonkers. Perhaps, the Australians are all good sort and never abuse each, so they don't need one.

Interesting read. Very alien to our view point. The take-away point is his quote on rights.
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