- “Do we want a democracy that gives the power of an absolute monarch to one party, or a government which is proportionally representative and can work responsively and responsibly to deal with the issues facing the country?”
In a modern democracy, a constitution suitable for the majority is not written by political or academic or financial elites but by the citizens to whom the “Establishment” is accountable.
Regardless of political persuasion, EVERYONE, who would seek to live in a more equitable and democratic society, is invited to collectively collaborate in a project to have your say and vote securely on the content of a written Constitution.
Such a project has now been initiated by a non-party-aligned charity titled "Constitution for Scotland".The charity has been set up to raise the funds for an interactive public consultation on the content of a written Constitution. Their Web and Facebook sites tell you all about getting involved and having your say in the project. Their website can be found at: https://constitutionforscotland.scot/
Following the interactive public consultation it is proposed that the results would be put to a National Convention then promoted for legislation at Holyrood.
During the 2014 referendum campaign no clear picture was provided of what Independence would mean for the general public.
Scotland is rich in natural resources and per capita would endow our citizens with the means to enjoy a quality of life far in excess of that facing them if they stick with an overpopulated UK, which will continue to slide downhill.
Rather than follow the path of generating wealth for the elites through the financial markets Scotland should harness its natural resources to underpin: 1) Energy Security, 2) Food Security, 3) Housing Security, and 4) Job Security. All other components of a well balanced caring society flow from that.
Political party elites select the majority of the candidates we are required to vote for and these candidates primarily "canvas" on the manifesto promises set out by the party organisations. Many elected representatives see their political career prospects as dependent on accountability to party bosses rather than being accountable to the electorate who pay their wages.
Is it not time that a cross section of each constituency provide the manifesto for their elected Members of (the Scottish) Parliament. A manifesto to provide guidance on what we require them to work towards in order to provide a sustainable quality future for our children and their children
The attached Propectus provides a picture of Independent Scotland, outlining what would need to phappen and also what we could achieve as a modern self-governing nation like the Scandanavian countries, Denmark and other similar sized (by population) self-governing countries.
When Scotland achieves Independence from England it becomes in reality a NEW STATE and will require a NEW set of rules regarding the management of government institutions and authorities - in other words a written Scottish Constitution setting out how the NEW state of Scotland will operate. The CSCS have crafted a "Guide to a Provisional Constitution" that is intended to be the basis for a public debate to enable the People to review and authorise a draft Constitution prior to Independence Day.
It is the intention to publish the "Guide" online as a CONSULTATIVE document for all interested persons to have their say ad share their opinions. It is expected that it will be scrutinised word by word, examined and rebuilt by everyone with an interest in the shaping of an independent self-governing Scotland. It is a framework that is meant to be controversial and thought provoking.
As an introduction to the proposed Constitution - view the 10 minute video which can be seen by following the link: https://1drv.ms/f/s!Ag-A5R2khF-CjQQxDxfESL9sYRLQ
See also our article about a "Constitution for You by You"