That right to manage the Irish State, its social and foreign affairs comes from a contract between the Irish State and the Irish people. The articles of that contract are contained in a Constitution which can only be changed with the consent of the Irish People. That contract defines the Irish State, Its relationship with other States, and guarantees the human and civil rights of the citizens and those others who live in our community. The Constitution also defines how the government of the state shall be chosen, it’s authority and it’s powers. This is democratic because of its basis in government by popular consent, however the authority of the Government is regulated by “The Constitution”.
Article 6 of that Constitution provides;
“All powers of government derive from the people, whose sole right it is to designate the rulers of the State and, in final appeal, to decide all questions of National policy, according to the requirements of the common good.”
That is Why we Need:
- To respect the Constitution and appoint just 15 Ministers to head up those government departments as established by law. and end the practice of appointing junior ministers the sole purpose of which is to create “jobs for the boys”
- To restore to our constitution a mechanism by which the people can instruct the government of their wishes on matters of grave national importance. A “Plebiscite”