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"Principles before personalities"
by W. Finnerty Thu Oct 18, 2012 12:06
RE: "Wallace is a contractor who was bankrupted in the credit crunch and was elected to the Da'il on a programme of opposition to the bank bailout and the austerity."
Things might have worked out a lot better (in my opinion), if the people of the Republic of Ireland had demanded their rights under the extremely important "people power principle" which is very deeply embedded in Article 6.1 of Bunreacht na hEireann (the Constitution of the Republic of Ireland), as opposed to trying to depend on the personality of any particular one individual human being.
If a sufficiently large enough group of well-informed citizens of the Republic of Ireland stood their ground regarding the "people power principle" of Article 6.1, then the bank bailouts could ALL of been stopped absolutely 100% dead in their tracks by "the people": as a matter of constitutional principle; and, regardless of what the various personalities -- individually and/or collectively -- connected with our Government (Executive, Legislative, and Judicial) might have wished to happen regarding the bank-bailout issue.
The trouble is that most of the people of the Republic of Ireland probably did not realise this at the time; nor did they realise (probably?) that there is plenty of room for people of all political and religious persuasions (and none) within the very spacious framework of Article 6.1.
Article 6.1 does not exclude anybody from participating in the decision making processes concerning the "common good" of "the people" of the Republic of Ireland. Our grossly corrupt and/or ignorant Government (Executive, Legislative, and Judicial) does however: and that's the big problem (in my opinion) which now desperately needs to be carefully and peacefully addressed, by all the lawful means available to us as soon as possible (if not sooner!!).
Fortunately, Bunreacht na hEireann is still the supreme law of the Republic of Ireland; and, Article 6.1 is still right in there at its very heart: and some (including myself) would argue that Article 6.1 actually is the "heart" of Bunreacht na hEireann (the "Primary Law of the Republic of Ireland"); and, albeit that this particular "heart" is now right on the edge of being completely destroyed by all of the political, legal and corporate corruption, crime, cover-ups, and impunity which is at present threatening the very survival of this precious "constitutional heart": with its exceptionally clear, straightforward, and very strong links right back to best days of Ancient Athens, and its efficient embodiment of two of the most important principles of high-quality statecraft know to humanity: 1) the principle of "government of the people, by the people, for the people", and 2) the "tri-partite separation of powers" principle.
Consequently, it might still not be too late for "the people" to show our corrupt/ignorant Government (Executive, Legislative, and Judicial) "who's who" in the Republic of Ireland regarding the matter of which group of people exactly has the "final" say regarding the matter of "national policy" relating to the 80 billion Euros of bank bailouts (or whatever it is to date): where the "who" is determined by the SUPREME LAW of the Republic of Ireland, and not by the "tin-god law" of the relatively tiny group of Money Power Psychopaths who preside over the Global Banking Cartel from places well outside the Republic of Ireland jurisdiction, places such as the City of London and Wall Street for example.
Money Power Psychopaths, derivatives gambling, financial weapons of mass destruction, fractional-reserve lending, Human Rights Ireland, William Finnerty:
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To date, "the people" of the Republic of Ireland have been prevented from having the "final" say on the bank-bailout matter, through the use of a national referendum: thanks entirely to the manner in which their grossly corrupt/ignorant Government (Executive, Legislative, and Judicial) has handled the situation thus far.
The full text of Article 6.1 of the Constitution of the Republic of Ireland:
" All powers of government, legislative, executive and judicial, derive, under God, from the people , whose 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 ."
http:// www.indymedia.ie /article/102560?comment_limit=0&condense_comments=false# comment292646
The above text is based on a comment dated October 18th 2012 at the following Indymedia (Ireland) location:
http:// www.indymedia.ie /article/102609?comment_limit=0&condense_comments=false# comment292708
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