OUR SAY: We need to learn from Beach House
"THE standard you walk past is the standard you accept."
This quote has become more and more prevalent over the past months in regards to both racism and domestic violence.
The Beach House Hotel needs to be applauded for taking this motto to heart and putting it into practice.
When I heard the popular pub had politely asked the members of the Love Australia or Leave Party not to hold their meeting at their hotel, I felt nothing but respect.
The hotel is well within its rights to refuse entry to any member of the public.
They are a private business and they are the only ones who get to decide what politics they associate with.
For Kim Vuga and her party to advertise the meeting was going to be held at the Beach House, despite the hotel's already voiced objection is arrogant and wrong.
Ms Vuga, like other politicians, is free to hold her rallies in public areas or, if permission is achieved, a private home or business.
To choose not to serve an extreme right-wing political party because of their racist and anti-immigration stance is to be admired.
After all, allowing something vile and hateful to happen without voicing our objection only lets people think these kinds of things can be accepted.