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Sydney Hostage Tragedy and Its American Cousin

Sydney Hostage Tragedy and Its American Cousin

Just a few days ago, a dangerous and deadly hostage ordeal unfolded in Sydney, Australia. According to news reports the Muslim man who perpetrated the event is a self proclaimed minister of the Islamic state. This tragedy in Australia got me to thinking about another tragedy – another hostage situation much closer to home.

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Tony Abbott being sworn in by Quentin Bryce, Sept. 18, 2013 (Source: Governor-General of Australia)

Australian Knows How to Fight Liberalism

All the smartest people in the room said Australia’s Tony Abbot couldn’t win, but by sticking to his principles, four years later Abbott went on to win the general election on Sept. 7 in a Reaganesque landslide with 54 percent of the popular vote. Hailing Abbott’s example, Americans for Limited Government President Nathan Mehrens urged House Republicans to fight like Australians on defunding Obamacare, contending that if it came to a government shutdown, the outcome would not be as purveyors of conventional wisdom predict.

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