QUICK question: Is there a political lobby group that has been put together to put some voting pressure on politicians on both a state and federal level to hear the voices of the car enthusiasts in this country? When I say enthusiasts, I am talking everyone – hot rodders, rat rodders, custom guys, the whole damn shebang! If not, why the hell not? I’ve never seen a situation in a democracy where the voices of the many get drowned out by the few, which constantly happens here when it comes to anything related to a car or bike not considered to be stock!
We all know how many car and bike enthusiasts there are in this country, and if we could all speak with one voice through a focussed and powerful political lobby group to bring sensible, not outrageous changes to the table, then we may well find ourselves in a situation where our voices are finally heard, rather than getting constantly shafted and just accepting it while we whinge in our beer.
The one thing everyone knows politicians care most about is their own arses, which are kept intact by listening to the people who they believe will bring them the most votes. So ask yourself: How many votes could the car and bike enthusiasts deliver to a political party if we voted as a block across the country for the party that had the smarts to sit down and listen to us for once?
This isn’t rocket science here, people; if we want change we have to force change, and a well-focussed political lobby group is how you effect legal change in a democracy!