Real Electoral Reform

Ireland needs to reform how it elects its public representatives. I believe people should be elected first, then those who have been elected can then run for cabinet. for example, if John Doe gets elected to represent his constituency and he chooses to run for the ministry of finance then he must go to the people again to be voted in, of course he will be challenged by others but at least he is then accountable directly to the people.

It should be the same for all position from Taoiseach (Prime Minister) to the minster for transport and so on. This could in fact create a cross party cabinet. Where a vote of confidence wont be so easy to get by because everyone belongs to the same party. It will in fact create competitiveness between ministers to run their departments efficiently and responsibly in the interest of the people.

I also believe that those voters who put someone into their positions should have the power to take them out of power. If a minister under-performs the voters can collect the signatures of all those who voted for him, If two-thirds of them sign it then he must leave the department and a by-election must be called. This may sound unstable but in fact it offers the people a real chance to be responsibly involved in politics.

It may seem radical but it isn’t, it is in fact real change. This is power to the people.

Yes or Else!

We are now a country of scare mongrels where the truth doesn’t get the answer we want. The current government, more than once has tried to scare people into submission. It may have worked for Lisbon BUT NO MORE! We will not be scared into voting YES or NO. we will vote whatever we see fit for Ireland based on the facts provided.

I personally find it very undemocratic when my own government try to scare me into voting YES or face a tougher budget. This is a treaty for Europe.

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It is not for the Irish people. And I don’t believe the government should be telling citizens that a yes vote will bring jobs and sustainability when clearly they haven’t been able to stick to their election promises so this will be no different.

Fighting the right fight

When you read about Ireland, its past and how we got to where we are now you just can’t believe how much power we have given to central Europe, none elected bureaucrats to control our land and our people.

No man or women back in the days of rebellion in Ireland, the days when we fought to get our own power, to write our own laws, to count our own money and give a future to our young.

Not now, many people won’t make public their opinions, they won’t take action and they won’t fight for that which they know to be right.

If only someone or something could motivate people to stand and take action for that action could help us create a better Ireland a better world.