The author was inspired to write ‘Poor Poppy and the Chocolate Man’ to help bring to the attention of all parents the realization that their children can become victims of a pedophile. At the same time she wishes to give the reader an insight into behind the scenes of the unknowing families, the law enforcement’s detectives’ efforts to help stamp out these ever increasing everyday heinous acts of behavior and the recognition for the introduction of harsher sentences.
The author also wishes to state that whilst the Australian Government has apologised to the stolen generation it is her heartfelt wish that through the pages of ‘Poor Poppy and the Chocolate Man’ a sincere apology will reach all of the children who have become victims of a pedophile.
The Day the Trust Collapsed
Rose C Taylor
"Walk behind me if you must, walk beside me if you trust but if you walk in front of me will I see through you?"
Rose C Taylor 1973
While the Liberal Party suffered a humiliating week of back stabbing which ultimately drew unnecessary blood our current Prime Minister blatantly spoke of hosing down talk of an early poll if the Emissions Trading Scheme foiled in the Senate. (1)
Can those members who called for Mr. Turnbull’s resignation please explain to me where they are coming from?
As a woman member of the Liberal Party I learned quite early that several male members would have me sit up and shut up. Not being any more than a member I accepted their views but not necessarily their principles.
However, what I did not expect to experience was a number of Liberal Party backbenchers treating our leader, Malcolm Turnbull, in the same manner. The school boy bully tactics of Wilson Tuckey could only be classed as both insulting and degrading. "Why I ask must the development of an idea that in the long run could meet the needs of mankind be denied us simply because of those who feel threatened by the thought of its success?” Rose C Taylor (1999).
Sir Winston Churchill
The late Sir Winston Churchill also spoke of courage and what it takes to stand up and speak and also what it takes to sit down and listen.
May I add that it also takes courage to offer trust and without trust all else pales into insignificance.
When a member of parliament accepts the number one position as leader of a political party it should go without saying that he has the support of all of his colleagues. Yes debate should take place within the four walls of the party room but not continuously taken to task outside for the press.
On Tony Delroy's (ABC774) issue of the day earlier this week I was pleasantly surprised by the number of callers who supported both Mr. Turnbull and the liberal party. What may I ask caused the debacle that has since followed?
Reading between the lines of several comments in our daily newspapers continuing to be a committed member of the Liberal Party for many would now be heading for the title of an abandoned member of the Liberal Party. It should not have come to this. The action taken by Mr. Turnbull, in my opinion, is expressed below in the words of the late Sir Winston Churchill-
Sir Winston Churchill, Speech, 1941, Harrow School
Rose C Taylor
Sun 29th Nov 2009
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