Slowly, but very surely, the world’s Great Power democracies are slipping into totalitarianism, all the while swearing that the transition away from liberty and freedom is for our own good.
The most recent example of this rising “soft tyranny” took place in “the land Down Under” – Australia – once an icon of rugged individualism. There, the socialist Labor government, led by Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, is forcing parents to immunize their children under threat of losing a sizeable tax credit.
According to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation News (ABC News) :
… Rudd has announced that parents who choose not to have their children vaccinated will miss out on thousands of dollars in government benefits.
Speaking at Westmead Hospital in Sydney on Sunday, Mr Rudd said those who do not vaccinate their children will not get the Family Tax Benefit A end-of-year supplement.
The payment is worth $726 per child, per year and is paid when children are vaccinated at one, two and five years of age.
Family Tax Benefit
- have a dependent child or secondary student under 20 not receiving a pension, payment, or benefit such as Youth Allowance
- provide care for the child for at least 35 per cent of the time
- meet an income test