Meet the newest One Nation senator, Malcolm Roberts, who on Thursday argued that the United Nations is trying to impose global government through climate change policy.
The new senator also wrote a letter to the then prime minister Julia Gillard in 2011, demanding tens of thousands of dollars in personal financial compensation because of her government's carbon tax.
But what's with the punctuation? Well this article from the Southern Poverty Law Centre reports of a US civil suit brought by someone calling himself the "king of Hawaii" and explains it:
(Like many sovereigns who don’t recognize most state and federal laws, he claims the government uses grammar to enslave it citizens. By using hyphens and colons in their names, he claims, citizens can escape the grasp of government and its taxes.)
So there you have it. Malcolm-Ieuan: Roberts is using the punctuation marks to escape the grasp of government and its taxes. FREEDOM!
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