Monday, 29 November 2010

Let the people decide!

Our politicians wax lyrical about such matters, for example, as a new "Bill of Rights"; a recall system for MPs; devolving power to the people. Yet all these are subject to government 'overview and control'.

Lo and behold, Iceland decides to implement a process that is truly 'people driven':
"Iceland's getting a new constitution — and it's really going to be the voice of the people.......This is the first time in the history of the world that a nation's constitution is reviewed in such a way, by direct democratic process," says Berghildur Erla Bergthorsdottir, spokeswoman for the committee entrusted with organizing the Constitutional Assembly."
"One candidate, Thorvaldur Gylfason, a professor of economics at the University of Iceland, drew parallels between Iceland and South Africa, saying that a country that has experienced shock needs a fresh start. "A country that has suffered a complete economic and moral collapse needs to start with a clean slate," he said. "We need to ensure that the sort of malpractice and negligence that, among other things, led to the collapse of the Icelandic economy two years ago, cannot happen again."
Now, if only we had a prime minister who accepted that malpractice and negligence, amongst other things, had led to our sovereignty being emasculated; that accepted amongst his colleagues were those whose morals and principles were not of the highest order; that accepted the true 'rulers' of a nation were the people themselves - would that not be something to admire?

Wonder how much space this little nugget of news will receive amongst our compliant, puppet, media?

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