Congratulations Margaret Court, worthy recipient of the AC

The unsurpassed, world-standard prowess of Margaret Court AC as a tennis player and as a charity worker amongst other contributions make her a worthy recipient of an AC, according to Senator for Tasmania, Eric Abetz.

The undignified and unedifying “pile on” by some who disagree with her on a particular issue (marriage) which well over 30 per cent of the population agree with her is indicative of the ugly intolerance continually displayed by those who claim to be “tolerant”, “woke” and “politically correct”.

If you disagree with them, then you are accused of “hate” as they shower their venomous bigotry on their target. These same serial complainants bemoan the fact that more women aren’t sufficiently honoured in the awards system. Yet when one is so honoured, they can’t celebrate the achievement but seek to embark on a campaign of denigration.      

A truly inclusive nation will celebrate the achievements of all – including those with whom we may disagree. So, it is fitting that both John Howard and Bob Hawke were honoured with Australia’s highest award.

Those seeking to marginalise Margaret Court AC and her views may reflect that substantially more people voted for her view in the marriage debate then support changing the date of Australia Day.

The relentless negativity and denigration of anyone that dares to hold an opposing point of view provides a window into their unfortunate thought processes and highlights their inconsistencies. The characteristics of those that genuinely seek a peaceful, unified and civil society is to display graciousness to one’s opponents and acknowledge their achievements. 

About Eric

Eric Abetz has been a Liberal Senator for Tasmania since 1994 and has served in a range of Leadership, Ministerial and Shadow Ministerial roles.

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