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Cory Bernardi – the WHY? event – Brisbane

Senator Cory Bernardi visits Brisbane to answer the one question he is asked most often… WHY? 

In his first Brisbane appearance since forming the Australian Conservatives political party, the South Australian senator will speak about the Conservative Revolution and his vision for Australia. This is a unique opportunity to hear from Senator Bernardi about the reasons for the split from the Libs, his principles and his plans for the future.

You will also have an opportunity to ask questions of Senator Bernardi during what should be an extremely spirited and interesting Q&A. You can learn more about Senator Bernardi at Wikipedia and his party’s website.

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Free speech? Shut up and drink your hemlock!

When Socrates was tried and executed by his fellow Athenians, his speech was found to be outside the acceptable realm tolerated by his polis’ democracy. He was found guilty of heresy. While the Athenians had significant freedom of speech, it was not absolute, it was freedom both granted and taken away by the city state. After losing the Peloponnesian war, the Athenians searched for someone or something to blame. Socrates challenging of cultural norms through socratic questioning was deemed unacceptable and as a result Socrates was executed by being required to drink hemlock. 

Chris Berg explains in the first chapter of his book, In Defence of Freedom of Speech” the difference between freedom of speech that is granted by the State (such as in Ancient Athens) and freedom of speech that is a right (Such as in Ancient Rome). The difference is significant, in Ancient Athens freedom of Read the rest

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