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Kerry Packer

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I am not evading tax in any way, shape or form. Now of course I am minimizing my tax and if anybody in this country doesn't minimize their tax they want their heads read because as a government I can tell you you're not spending it that well that we should be donating extra.
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Transcribed from the in-memoriam 2006 television show The Big Fella: The Extraodinary Life of Kerry Packer

 
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Last but not least, I must say this concerning the great controversy over rifles and shotguns. The only thing that Iíve ever said is that in areas where the government has proven itself either unwilling or unable to defend the lives and the property of Negroes, itís time for Negroes to defend themselves. Article number two of the constitutional amendments provides you and me the right to own a rifle or a shotgun. It is constitutionally legal to own a shotgun or a rifle. This doesnít mean youíre going to get a rifle and form battalions and go out looking for white folks, although youíd be within your rightsóI mean, youíd be justified; but that would be illegal and we donít do anything illegal. If the white man doesnít want the black man buying rifles and shotguns, then let the government do its job. [...] If heís not going to do his job in running the government and providing you and me with the protection that our taxes are supposed to be for, since he spends all those billions for his defense budget, he certainly canít begrudge you and me spending $12 or $15 for a single-shot, or double-action. I hope you understand. Donít go out shooting people, but any timeóbrothers and sisters, and especially the men in this audience; some of you wearing Congressional Medals of Honor, with shoulders this wide, chests this big, muscles that bigóany time you and I sit around and read where they bomb a church and murder in cold blood, not some grownups, but four little girls while they were praying to the same God the white man taught them to pray to, and you and I see the government go down and canít find who did it.

 
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Last but not least, I must say this concerning the great controversy over rifles and shotguns. The only thing that Iíve ever said is that in areas where the government has proven itself either unwilling or unable to defend the lives and the property of Negroes, itís time for Negroes to defend themselves. Article number two of the constitutional amendments provides you and me the right to own a rifle or a shotgun. It is constitutionally legal to own a shotgun or a rifle. This doesnít mean youíre going to get a rifle and form battalions and go out looking for white folks, although youíd be within your rightsóI mean, youíd be justified; but that would be illegal and we donít do anything illegal. If the white man doesnít want the black man buying rifles and shotguns, then let the government do its job. [...] If heís not going to do his job in running the government and providing you and me with the protection that our taxes are supposed to be for, since he spends all those billions for his defense budget, he certainly canít begrudge you and me spending $12 or $15 for a single-shot, or double-action. I hope you understand. Donít go out shooting people, but any timeóbrothers and sisters, and especially the men in this audience; some of you wearing Congressional Medals of Honor, with shoulders this wide, chests this big, muscles that bigóany time you and I sit around and read where they bomb a church and murder in cold blood, not some grownups, but four little girls while they were praying to the same God the white man taught them to pray to, and you and I see the government go down and canít find who did it.

 
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The spirit of a government must be that of the country. The form of a government must come from the makeup of the country. Government is nothing but the balance of the natural elements of a country.

 
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