Democracy in this Godforsaken country does not work.
Democracy is supposed to represent power for the people, by the people. In this country, it represents power for the elite, by the
How would I go about changing things?
First of all, scrap the constitution. It is supposed to be the written aspirations of a country, not a fucking rulebook. Any constitution that can be cited as a reason for not reducing a judge’s pay has to be seriously off the rails.
Scrap our entire electoral system as we know it. It doesn’t work. Any system that places a small town solicitor in charge of a country is asking for trouble. Any system than can have a pig ignorant social worker as second in command is dangerous. Any system that has a national politician sorting out individual social welfare payments or broken street lights is laughable.
Local elections are fine. They carry on as before, and the elected representatives look after their county which is the way it should be. National elections however would be non constituency based. Anyone can vote for any candidate no matter where they are standing. TDs would therefore be national representatives which is their purpose in the first place. They would have no say whatsoever in local affairs, which would eliminate the ‘parish pump’ politics which is the scourge of our times. I would also slash the number of TDs and abolish the Senate.
I like the idea of appointing ministers, not from the pool of elected TDs, but from public competition. That way, people can be appointed according to their real suitability and there are no more bicycle shop owners trying to organise communications, or farmers’ daughters running the education system.
Rewrite our legal system. It is outdated, cumbersome and half the laws should be scrapped anyway.
Tell Europe to mind their own fucking business when it comes to how we run things.
It needs some ironing out, but I think it could work?
The only problem is that turkeys never vote for Christmas, so there is only one way this could come about.
Anyone for a revolution?