May I suggest the following:-
THE LOGIC – Introduction
I believe in individual rights and freedoms ‑ but that individual responsibility, social cooperation and mutual respect are also important.
I have an approach to life based on humanity, real data, and reason – I recognise that moral values are properly founded on human nature and experience alone, and are based on the available and sought for evidence, and our assessment of the outcomes of our actions only.
I believe that people can and will continue to find solutions to the world's problems ‑ so that quality of life can be improved for everyone.
I am positive ‑ gaining inspiration from our lives, art and culture, and a rich natural world.
I believe that THE LOGIC may evolve, but must never exceed 1500 simple words. It surely will never do so, if logically examined.
B J A Quinn FIMechE
1st December 2007
THE LOGIC – 21 Detailed Articles
THE LOGIC is the expression of the general will, here enacted. All citizens have the right to personally take part in its evolution through a referendum. It must be the same for all, whether it protects or punishes.
Men and women are born and remain free and equal in rights. The employment of children is prohibited. There are too many people in the world, and a plan for the whole of humanity must be evolved.
The State will be a Secular Republic. The President is to be Head of State, and will be a good manager of multi-disciplinary teams, and will be elected by majority vote every four years, with a maximum tenure of eight continuous years. A National Assembly will be composed of democratically elected people, who will merely voice their feelings upon any Plan, Rule or Procedure, thus to ensure that The President actions Policies appropriately, and does not lose touch with the ordinary person. All citizens shall be equally eligible for all high offices, public positions and employments, according to their ability, and without distinction other than that of their character.
The aim of every political association will include the preservation of the natural rights of every man, woman, or child, as here enacted.
The source of all sovereignty lies essentially in the State. No corporate body, and no individual, may exercise any authority that does not expressly emanate from it. All citizens have the right, through their elected representatives, to decide the need for and approve simply written Law, which is subject to THE LOGIC.
Liberty consists in being able to do anything that does not harm others. Thus, the exercise of the natural rights of every man or woman has no bounds other than those that ensure to the other members of society the enjoyment of these same rights.
Everyone has the right to freedom of assembly and association.
The Law must prescribe only the punishments that are strictly and evidently necessary. No one may be punished except by virtue of a Law drawn up and promulgated before the offense is committed, and legally applied. Those who solicit, expedite, carry out, or cause to be carried out arbitrary orders must be punished. Any citizen summoned or apprehended by virtue of THE LOGIC, must give instant obedience, since resistance makes him guilty.
As every man or woman is presumed innocent until he has been declared guilty, if it should be considered necessary to arrest him, any harshness that is required to secure his person must be severely curbed, including accusation without proof.
No one may be disturbed on account of his opinions, as long as the manifestation of such opinions does not reject THE LOGIC, which welcomes helpful clarification.
The free communication of ideas is one of the most precious rights of man or woman. Any citizen may therefore speak, write and publish freely, except what is tantamount to the abuse of this liberty in the cases determined by The Law.
To guarantee the Rights of the Citizen, a Public Service is necessary. This Service is therefore established for the benefit of all, and not for the particular use of those to whom it is entrusted.
For the maintenance of the Public Service, for Public Investment and Personal Benefits and Pensions, a general tax is essential.
All citizens have the right to decide through their elected representatives the need for simple public taxes, to consent to pay freely, to watch over its use, and to determine its proportion, basis, collection and duration. It must be collected from all citizens and businesses, in proportion to their income and to their expenditure.
A Citizen has the right to ask a public official for an accounting of his or her administration.
Since the right to property is necessary and traditional, no one may be deprived thereof, unless public necessity, legally ascertained, logically requires it, and just and prior indemnity has been paid.
Everyone has the right to health and welfare care, as determined by the State alone, but the individual may decide their own future for themselves, including the right to choose when to die peacefully. Homo Sapiens is to practice the elimination of all genetic disease by careful selection of embryo when circumstances permit.
Everyone has the right to the protection of personal data concerning him or her.
Everyone has the right to a personal education to bring out their natural ability and talent and upon which that personal education is based, and for that education to continue throughout Life, as determined by the State and the individual alone.
The use of the Earth’s Resources, whether of climate, organic or inorganic materials, or people, must be carefully husbanded, to provide a measure of sustainable fun for the Future.
The Orang Utan is our 10 million year heritage. It and other extremely rare animals must be protected from extinction, their natural environment protected, and their rights the same as here enacted in THE LOGIC.
B J A Quinn FIMechE
1st December 2007
All the above based upon the Declaration of Rights made during the 1789 French Revolution, as a result of the Hierarchy bankrupting the country and starving the peasants – I have added some words plus a few articles. I am a peasant and all I see around me in Government is British Hierarchy bankrupting the Country too. The French Declaration was born out of extreme anger, because the Hierarchy ignored their complaints, so the only forward was to CUT THEIR HEADS OFF. And the French have been living and having fun ever since.
The British Human Rights Act (not in my name!!) came into force years ago – and it is rubbish. We should learn from the long experiences of others, not simply dismiss them.
Why is this idea important?
Total mayhem in Government today.
A Presdi8ency based upon the French system is the only way forward – a National Assembly and a Senate needed, both elected. Thus stopping the bickering we see at Prime Ministers Question time, because now those elected represent the people, not themselves.
The President declares Policy, the Senate and Assembly make sure it meets with the electorates needs, and suggests changes. The President decides what to actually embody from those suggestions, and the Senate and Assembly majority vote on the final version.
The election procedure I suggest here is new :-
First past the post, but the TOP TWO elected represent the people. So constituency sizes have to double to fit all in the Senate Building (the Lords today) and the Assembly building (the Commons today) – oh, and they do not fit in today do they!! Have everybody seated please.
Now we have an Assembly or a Senate which represents the real majority vote – in my Consitituency for example, the top two represented overe 75% of the vote last time. And a Labour voter (their candidate came second last May) can now talk to a Labour MP, and a Conservative voter (their MP won last May) can talk to his MP. Thus nobody feels inhibited from talking to their favourite, so better representation all round!!