A new constitution has been drafted.
This draft would not have passed in the 18th century.
Platitudes about elected ‘representatives’ only being bound by their ‘consciousness’ is a contradiction in terms.
Delaying referendums up to a year, is a pathetic attempt to separate power from the people.
No attempt is made to curb the powers which are the dictates of modern societies, where governments, parliaments, and courts are but office-workers for transnational money powers.
E.g. article 58 is just dandy, It prevents the nation from defending it self against financial warfare.
This is all the more peculiar as it was the workings of these monetary powers that instigated this work.
The first words of our constitution are, -
“Ísland er lýðveldi…” – “Iceland is a republic” which means a state in which the supreme power rests in the body of its citizens.
The miserable sods that concocted the current text have failed to understand this.
Finally, when the State, on the eve of ruin, maintains only a vain, illusory and formal existence, when in every heart the social bond is broken, and the meanest interest brazenly lays hold of the sacred name of “public good,” the general will becomes mute: all men, guided by secret motives, no more give their views as citizens than if the State had never been; and iniquitous decrees directed solely to private interest get passed under the name of laws.
The Social Contract (Book 4) Jean-Jacques Rousseau, 1712–1778
In the 21st century with it’s non-human global entities, mega corporations and their financial instruments, it is not apparent that 204 (?) magnificent constitutions are of much use in times when replacing of governments and the destruction of sovereign states is but an idle pastime.
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