A government's job is to protect citizens from others, not from themselves.


Policy: Child Care

The government should not be involved in child care – either subsidies or institutions.

A parent makes the choice to have a child, and so should be responsible for it’s upbringing. (see Key 06-C+R)

Those who struggle to care for children or are required to work to live should seek assistance through other sources – particularly family, friends or charitable institutions. (Key 11-SUP and 19-FAM)


Policy: Abortion

I am totally opposed to abortion except in very special circumstances.

The key to the issue is if the fetus is living. To me it seems sufficiently clear that an unborn baby is a living human, and because of this a mother or any other person does not have the right to kill the baby. It seems irrational that a fetus suddenly takes on life because it is on the outside of the womb rather than inside the womb.

A woman does have a right over her own body, but that right ends when it impedes the right of the unborn human to live.

I acknowledge there may be rare cases where an abortion may be a necessary – for example if having the baby will risk the life of the mother.


Stewart for Senate

I have decided to run for the Federal Senate in 2007. I do so as part of my efforts for a smaller and simpler government in Australia.

My basic philosophy on governments and their roles can still be viewed at
20 Keys for Governing.

In brief I am in favour of limited taxes, reduction of regulation, liberty, and real honesty in politics. I am against any government involvement in any sphere outside of those that are truly communal ( ie. defence, roads, police, justice etc). I wish to see governments powers of a non-communal nature returned to The People - where they belong and where they will be better managed.

If you support these measures I ask for your efforts in the next 12 months to help me change government in Australia.

Official Website:

Related Phrases: Stewart Glass - Independent South Australian Candidate for the Australian Federal Senate 2007 / 2008. Not a member of the Liberal Party, the Labor Party (ALP), the National Party, the Greens, the Democrats or Family First.

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Article 03: Why I Prefer the Preferential

In elections the Preferential Voting System is a real asset to democracies

Preferential is where on your ballot you number the candidates from your best choice "1" down to your worst option "5" (if there are 5 candidates)

Preferential voting gives a level field for new candidates and ideas, and breaks down the duopoly of a 2 party only landscape.

Vote without Risk

Example of the people of Colourville:
100 people live in Colourville. 40 like yellow and 60 like blue. Their current leader is Mr Purple, but behold, this election a new person is on the seen - Mr Tru Blue. Also running again is Mr Yellow. Without a preferential system most people would vote for the entrenched Mr Purple, even though they prefer Mr Blue. Their fear is that not every one knows about Mr Blue, and that if they don't vote for Mr Purple, Mr Yellow will get in with his loyal 40 followers. But since Colourville has the preferential system things are different - 40 people vote for Mr Blue (with Mr Purple as their second choice). The other 20 Blue People vote for Mr Purple with Mr Blue as their second choice.

So what happens? Since Mr Purple has the least primary vote (20) his votes go to Mr Blue bringing his total to the full 60 votes - vs Mr Yellow's 40. The net result is the people of Colourville got a leader closer to what they wanted. They got a real Blue rather than a Purple, even though he was less well known.

Party Preferences are "Suggestions"
It is common around election time for political parties to trade preferences -The Yellow Party may say to the Green Party "I'll put tell our supporters to put you second if you tell your supporters to put us second". Then they produce cards which are handed out at polling booths how to vote along their party lines. But you don't have to follow their "advice". Often their greatest rival they will tell you put last, so they have less chance of getting in. My suggestion is to do your homework, and if you vote Yellow, put them 1st, and then Orange 2nd and Ochre 3rd.

Remember preferential voting done properly keeps the big powers on their toes - and lets you vote for your best candidate without risk.


See, when the GOVERNMENT spends money, it creates jobs; whereas when the money is left in the hands of TAXPAYERS, [who] knows what they do with it. Bake it into pies, probably. Anything to avoid creating jobs.

attributed to Dave Barry (US Columnist)


Waking a half mat. Sleeping one mat.
Rule the nation, a fistful of rice.

No matter how many people you kill, countries you steal, fortunes you plunder, or titles you earn…
You only cover a half a straw mat when you sit, one when you sleep, and your stomach only holds a fistful of rice

Kazuo Koike + Goseki Kojima
Lone Wolf and Cub