advocating a radical shift in the balance of power between the Executive,
Legislative and Judicial of Government.
These three arms of government should have clearly defined and separate
powers that provide a system of checks and balances.
Sadly, the constitutions of most countries allow an unhealthy combination
of powers. The executive is in the driver's seat, appoints the
judiciary and is not subject to any constraint by the parliament where the
the majority that supports it can ram through all legislative proposals.
All the news items that we
comment upon should help us to demonstrate how powerless citizens are in
the face of a never-ending tide of legislation.
We try to show how the present system of government leads inevitably to
inefficient use of taxpayer's money and a steady erosion of civil
We use a different
definition for the word. Any law, decree, regulation or other government
action that is not backed by a direct and binding vote of all the
concerned citizens is not democratic. Ticking a box once every four to
five years is not a proper way to determine the laws and rules of a
society of free citizens.
At the same time we consider all decisions of government and its agencies to be
'illegal' if the decisions have not been agreed by the citizens affected.
The politicians should not be
allowed too much freedom. They are not elected to 'impose' their vision on their
subjects like some monarch or dictator.
They are elected to look after the
administration of the laws and regulations set by the legislative assemblies and
ultimately sanctioned by the consent of the people (who will always have the
last say due to the right of to start a referendum).
Separation of powers means that
the legislature is solely in charge of introducing laws and the government is
primarily focused on keeping house and making sure that the machinery of
government functions smoothly on a day-by-day basis.
The unhealthy practice that of
so-called parliamentary democracies, where legislative and executive power are
linked together, makes it all too easy for parties and governments to combine
against the interests of the citizens.
Direct democracy would involve citizens directly in the introduction of laws and
severely hamper the ambitions of individual politicians.
The purpose of this site is
the mobilization and organisation of support for the introduction of modern democratic
This includes the regular and mandatory use of the referendum at all levels of government, -
local, regional and national. In addition, all EU policies are to be subject
to direct voting as well.
At all levels of government
the citizens shall have the right to call for the holding of a vote on all
legislation that is not subject to automatic referenda.
Separation of Power
We are calling for a proper
separation of the Executive, Legislative and Legal arms of government.
We do not explicitly pass
judgement on any current affairs topic that we comment upon on these pages.
At this stage they are only used as live examples that allow us to show that
the citizen has no real opportunity to participate in the political
process and instead is subjected to
a never-ending avalanche of legislation, - most of it ill-conceived.
Step one on the path to
reform must be a change in the intellectual atmosphere, in the consciousness
of the population. Each example that we quote on these pages is a call for
action for it demonstrates the undemocratic way that these decisions were
reached. the total lack of participation by the citizens in the way they are
'governed' (ruled would be the better word).
This lack of any ability to
control events, the never-ending flood of 'legislation' (vexatious decrees
would better describe the output of these latter-day Solons) has led to the
wide-spread disenchantment with politics and politicians.
Politics today is a
never-ending game of robbing Peter to pay Paul. Only a lack of backbone and
will to fight allows this to go on as those robbed somehow passively accept
their fate and try to get even by slipping through yet more laws that allow
them in turn to rob their fellow-citizens.
We are ready to support any
movement that wants to reach its aim by calling for a referendum on
the issue that it is interested in. We may not always be of the same opinion
as the proponents of a specific referendum but we will always support the
process of subjecting the proposal to a direct democratic decision.
The traditional political parties and those that make a good living
out of politics as usual will fight
us every inch of the way. We will take this as a compliment. Our way to
victory can be expected to be a long and hard one as the political
establishment can (ab)use all the instruments of government and propaganda
that is has at its disposal.
The form of Democracy that
is now practiced in practically all European Countries can at best be called
a pseudo democratic regime. It is a first step in the right direction after
centuries - millennia even - that were characterised by authoritarian
regimes and ideologies - from Feudalism to Absolutism, Communism and
Fascism. Socialism, Monarchism and Religion are able to flourish in this
quasi-democracy that is unconstrained by effective participation of the
Ticking a box once in maybe
every 4-5 years cannot be called Democracy. Some called it an Elective
Dictatorship. The Press is called the real opposition and while it has a
useful role to play it has one crucial weakness: it is incapable of acting
in a purposeful way to organise a campaign to change the discredited system.
Only the infinite patience
- and lethargy - of the citizens allows this system of pseudo-democracy to
continue. The same way the masses allowed centuries of feudalism to continue
without any effective effort to abolish an evil system.