Democratic Reform is an idea which can be supported by anyone. The only requirement is a belief in democracy and a willingness to give voice to the right of the Irish people to determine our own political, economic, and social future. Democratic Reform is not anti-Europe and is opposed only to the further integration of the European Union. Democratic Reform fully supports the original concept of a European Economic Community.(EEC)
But Issues such as Neutrality , Foreign Relations, and Domestic affairs are for the Irish people to decide. Our democracy must not be surrendered simply because we have lost faith in our government. Their incompetence should not be a reason to surrender our right to self government. Patriotism is not dead is simply has no voice at present.
The foundation of Democracy begins with the supremacy of the rights of the individual to “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness “, However in order to ensure we live in peaceful co-existence we share communal rights (rules) with friends, family, the community, the Nation, and the International Community. (Eg; To outlaw slavery or to protect the environment) However when or if we allow Government to remove any part of that “hierarchy of rights” we abandon democracy.
“Government should only be obligatory in so far as it protects the rights and promotes the welfare of all of the people. Ensuring that at all stages of democracy all of the people are consulted on matters of National importance and all are treated equally in regards to their choices, their welfare and their opportunity.”