Time: September 18, 2013 at 12pm to September 19, 2013 at 12am
Location: Leinster House
Street: Kildare Street
Website or Map: https://www.facebook.com/MyIn…
Event Type: people's, referendum, public, vote
Organized By: MyInjustice
Latest Activity: Sep 9
On the 18th of September the people of Ireland are being asked to gather outside government buildings, and in an assembly of solidarity cast their votes on the most important issues never to be decided by the people of this land.
You, the people of Éire, will be asked to cast your vote on three issues of crucial importance:
1. Articles 47 & 48 of the 1922 Irish Free State Constitution gave the people the power to hold referenda on matters of national importance. Today the people are only asked their opinion through referendum when there is a proposed change to the current Constitution. The source of Government power is ultimately derived from the People. The People therefore have the inherent right to a final say in how the country is managed and not just for constitutional changes. For this reason the People’s Referendum asks you:
Do you agree or disagree that the people have the right to hold referenda to decide matters of national importance?
2. Article 10 of the Irish Constitution ensures the protection of the island’s resources and minerals which are to be held on trust and managed sustainably by the State for the benefit of the People. In recent years we have witnessed the selling-off and privatisation of our natural resources to private corporate interests with no perceived benefit to the People. This mismanagement of the resources amounts to a breach of trust by the Government and renders all previous agreements reviewable by the People. For this reason the People’s Referendum asks you:
Do you agree or disagree that the resources should be nationalised and managed for the benefit of the people?
3. The home or dwelling of every citizen cannot be violated (Article 40.5) and should be protected by the State from attack by corporate entities including Banks. Taking account of the causes for the current state of affairs, the ‘bank bail-out’ deals and the imposing of austerity measures over the years since the recession began in 2008, it is morally and ethically wrong to evict people from their homes. For this reason the People’s Referendum asks you:
Do you agree or disagree that there should be an immediate ban on all foreclosures, repossessions and evictions against the homes of the people?
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