We are often implored ‘not to be political’ when we approach policy subjects that affect our lives and livelihoods.
Particularly business people are often requested to ’stay out of politics’.
This would be a reasonable request if, ‘politics would stay out of business’.
Most of us in business suffer the fatigue of being constantly under attack by new legislation and a constantly changing quagmire of taxes.
How can we not become political?
It is simply self-defence and, if we believe in ’sustainability’, it is our duty to ensure our very survival by vigorously joining the debate.
To conclude, I’ll leave you with two classic ‘political quotations’:
With a Federal election looming in two weeks, this is no time to be neutral!
“Every election is a sort of advance auction sale of stolen goods.”
— H.L. Mencken (1880 – 1956) American Journalist, Editor, Essayist, Linguist, Lexicographer, and Critic.
“The State (government) is the great fiction …. through which everybody endeavours to live at the expense of everyone else.”
— Frederic Bastiat (1801 – 1850) French Classical Liberal Economist and Politician.