Democratic Reform? (Ire) is not anti-Europe
Democratic Reform (Ire) supports the concept of a European Economic Community (E.E.C) and is simply opposed to the concept of a single European political State. Foreign Relations, Immigration, and Neutrality are insofar as they effect or reflect the wishes of the Irish people, for the Irish people to decide. We must not surrender our right to self government out of despair. Patriotism is not dead it simply has no voice at present.
Democratic Reform (Ire) is not isolationist.
To build a great Nation we must trade with the rest of the world. We need to import resources that our island home does not currently have. We need finance to fund the reconstruction of our State, We need inward migration of skilled workers (preferably though not exclusively “expats”) to construct the new Nation, and we need access to markets around the world to sell our produce and services in order to pay for our imports.
Democratic Reform (Ire) is not Racist.
There is only one human race. Black and White and all shades in between, and we all come from the same seed. Democratic Reform (Ire) however recognises that as the human race evolved, it did so as people organised in geographically defined Nation States, some democratic, some monarchies, and some dictatorships, Others were built on religious belief. This division has resulted in different perceptions as to what constitutes human rights. Some perceptions are good some are bad. Eventually all human beings are entitled to the same basic human rights and must share the same responsibilities.
Democratic Reform (Ire) recognises our limitations.
It would be outrageous to think that tiny Ireland can reform all of other Nations in the world. We can however use our influence in Europe and through the United Nations to encourage other Nations to work toward a basic system of values that protects all human beings in their right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Perhaps our Irish voice might be more effective if we could demonstrate that we at home Practice what we Preach.
Democratic Reform (Ire) demands human rights for all.
And that begins with the rights of the individual, the family, the community, the state, and the international community with whom we share those rights, when or if we ever allow Government’s to remove any part of that “hierarchy of rights” we abandon democracy.