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In defence of Barnaby Joyce – sort of

Former Deputy PM Barnaby Joyce (screen shot via YouTube)

 

Barnaby Joyce’s High Court expulsion from Parliament is just a byproduct of the Constitution’s racist Section 44, says John Passant in Independent Australia

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Comment from J Spencer
Time October 31, 2017 at 7:21 am

I do not consider that the expulsion of Barnaby Joyce was lawful, but as an unfair dismissal but not on racist grounds though, but on constitutional and corrupt legislative reasons. The Constitution as originally written, that is, with the matters reformed by referendum. Chapter VIII-S128. There are copies of the Constitution that have over extended its descriptions and slipped in things, illegally, so we should not acknowledge those.

S44 was written when Commonwealth countries were not regarded as foreign.
Definitions S6 of the Constitution includes New Zealand as part of the Australian states. They were entitled to vote in the early post federation years, and joined as one force as Anzacs. Things changed, but we are not talking about society’s evolution, but constitutional grounds.
6 Definitions

The Commonwealth shall mean the Commonwealth of Australia as established under this Act.
“The States shall mean such of the colonies of New South Wales, New Zealand, Queensland, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia, and South Australia, including the northern territory of South Australia, as for the time being are parts of the Commonwealth, and such colonies or territories as may be admitted into or established by the Commonwealth as States; and each of such parts of the Commonwealth shall be called a State.”

S34(11) describes that subjects of the Queen of the Commonwealth. (ii) he must be a subject of the Queen, either natural‑born or for at least five years naturalized under a law of the United Kingdom, or of a Colony which has become or becomes a State, or of the Commonwealth, or of a State.

Therefore, Barnaby, maybe others, would be acceptable.

S44, is about those who are under the power of another authority. We have to say any of the politicians who support the United Nations, and its influences are in breach of that as well as those whose affiliation seems to be to their former country’s ways, or who, not directly entirely necessary with their work capacity associating with the powers of another nation (and that would be rare), should also be cast out.
S44 is not racist, for there are provisions for those of other races, who have fully adopted the Commonwealth to be accepted, and subject to all the conditions that others have: residency, loyalties, age, etc. in the Constitution.

If truth be known, there are many politicians not conforming to the terms of the Constitution. Those advocating Republicanism, or doing as the United Nations dictate, are immediately identifiable, as their loyalties are obviously not to the Commonwealth or the Queen.