I’ll soon celebrate my 88th birthday and I shouldn’t let the self-serving antics of our major parties get to me. But they have.
They are not interested in governing for the public good. They govern in fear of corporate/union donors. And a word to these cronies – no amount of their tainted money will buy my vote. This vote remains in my control. I will not relinquish it to cronies and lobbyists.
Fortunately Nick Xenophon has formed a new moderate political party – NXT, The Nick Xenophon Team. My feeling is that Nick’s common sense and commitment to the public good is refreshing. NXT is going to get my support and my vote.
I live in hope that NXT will break the nexus between corporations and political parties.
Despite the wrinkles, the walking stick and a body full of stents, I could even be called a poster boy for the new party.
Ken Nicholson, Kingscliff