Dedicated to conducting and administering a public consultation on the content and subsequent promotion into legislation of a Constitution endorsed by credible numbers of Scottish citizens.
The Westminster style of government no longer works for Scotland – but before we leave to join the Commonwealth of Independent Nations, let’s have a well thought out alternative in place.
The Constitution sets out the conditions under which the people agree to be governed. It lays down the basic principles of the State, the structures, and processes of government, defines the limits within which our politicians, at all levels, must operate and the fundamental rights of citizens in a higher law that cannot be unilaterally changed by an ordinary legislative act.
Such documents are usually the province of politicians and lawyers, but in keeping with the Declaration of Arbroath these fundamental principles are set out here in clear terms and in the form of a Model Constitution.
This provides a framework of Articles and Sections each of which is a seamless link to greater detail and then onward links to the Interactive Hub where every citizen is encouraged to post comments, propose amendments to Sections and participate in a voting process which will automatically rank all the amendments by popular vote..
You can choose to invest just a few minutes scanning the Summary and using your Quick Vote – or you can observe a few simple conventions explained in the Guidelines Tab and Amendment pages where you may add your own ideas and comment on those of others. The choice is yours and the process is intuitive.
You will be able to return again and again to see the latest vote counts and rankings, or update your own input and vote – right up until Independence Day!
And when it’s done – unedited by media moguls or party politics, it will provide the primary focus of a formal Constitutional Convention.
You can search for your area of interest.
Each Section in the Model Constitution links to the Consultation Hub. Click a section number to see the contributions.
To record your Quick Vote, comments and proposals register on the Consultation Hub.
If you represent an interest group, we offer a live ‘Guest Speaker” introduction, demonstration and Q&A session within your own Zoom meeting.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
With acknowledgements to Jock Ferguson of Herald Events, Colin Maxwell & Kevin MacLeod. Thank you..
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