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Federal Unionism—Early Sinn Fein: Article 4

Rights Freedoms, an Irish Liberal Christian Democracy within the United Kingdom and the National Government of Ireland Act

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Michael Gillespie • July 2006

The Act should confer upon all Irish citizens the Crown Irish special right of prompt access to health care both physical and mental of an excellent nature.

The Act should leave undefined what a prompt access to health care, both physical and mental, of an excellent nature is. That should be left to those with expertise in medicine or nursing to comment upon and elaborate, the person being either an Irish National or a non-Irish National.

The Act should also empower the State to exact payment for the exercise of this right, if Dail Eireann deems that necessary.

The Act should confer on all Irish citizens, the Crown Irish right of access to a well disciplined, liberal, creative and imaginative education from infancy to old age.

The Act should leave such an education as given, undefined.

The development of such an education should be left in the Act to those with expertise in education and teaching.

The Act authorizes the State to exact payment for the exercise of this right, if Dail Eireann deems such payment necessary.

The Act should confer upon every Irish Citizen the Crown Irish right of access to an environment that is clean, healthy, life giving, life promoting and pleasant.

The Act empowers the State to exact payment for the exercise of this right, if Dail Eireann deems such payment necessary.

The Act bestows on all Irish Citizens the Crown Irish right of access to a fair trial in a court, based on evidence.

The Act should not define what a fair trial, based on evidence, is. That should be left, in the Act, to those with expertise and experience in the Law to comment upon and explain.

The Act confers on all Irish Citizens, the Crown Irish special right to a nutritional diet.

The Act should leave a nutritional diet undefined - that is left to a dietician to elaborate on and explain.

The Act should confer upon all Irish Citizens, the Crown Irish special right of access to affordable local housing of good quality. The Act should not define what an affordable housing of good quality is. That should be left in the Act to those with expertise in architecture to comment upon and elaborate.

The individual may pay for the exercise of this right by the State, a mortgage agency or an individual.

The act should confer on all Irish citizens, the Crown Irish right of access to gainful employment. The act should recognize that the realisation of the right is dependent upon the nature and performance of the Irish economy

The Act should recognise the Crown Irish right to life from the moment of conception to the time of natural death. The Act should State that this Crown Irish right is sacred.

The Act should also State that, when the Crown Irish right of a mother to good health, both physical and mental, conflicts with the Crown Irish right to life of the foetus in the womb, then the Crown Irish right of the mother to good health, both physical and mental, takes precedence over the Crown Irish right to life of the foetus in the womb.

The Act should confer on the travelling people of Ireland, the Crown Irish prompt right of access to good health care, both physical and mental. The Crown Irish right of access to a good education, The Crown Irish right of access to good housing or to a good halting sites. The Crown Irish right of access to a fair hearing in court based on evidence, the Crown Irish right to a nutritional diet and the Crown Irish right of access to an environment, which is, clean, healthy, life giving, life promoting and pleasant. The Act should State that it is the duty of and their responsibility to maintain such an environment by the travelling people themselves.

The Act should convey on the disabled, the Crown Irish right of access to Irish territory in all it's aspects, to every nook and cranny of the environment and to all buildings.

The Act should recognise the rights of animals and wild life to live in a clean, healthy, life giving, life promoting pleasant environment, so that animals and wild life can increase and multiply. The Act should also recognise the need for humane pest control.

The Act should forbid an animal to be treated cruelly. The Act should recognise the right of an animal to good health care. The Act should permit the humane slaughter of animals for food. The Act should forbid the setting of animals for Acts of aggressions.

Freedoms

The Act should recognise two sets of freedoms:

(a) Individual freedoms

(b) State freedoms

Individual freedoms

1. The Act should recognise individual freedoms as freedom from want, hunger, cold, thirst, poverty, dirt, sickness, disease, fear, violence, abuse both physical and sexual, murder, exploitation, discrimination, intolerance, bullying, sectarianism, bigotry, being despised, the brutality of punishment beatings and punishment shootings, paramilitaries, intimidation, terrorism, being lied to, being deceived, being cheated, being marginalised, being isolated, being alone and any other freedom from which an individual can lay claim to.

2. Freedom to become that which the individual aspires to become according to age, ability and aptitude.

3. Freedom to be that which the individual has aspired to be, lawfully.

State freedoms

1. Freedom of mind within the Law.

2. Freedom of thought within the Law.

3. Freedom of expression within the Law.

4. Freedom of the press within the Law.

5. Freedom to be creative and imaginative within the Law.

6. Freedom to discuss within the Law.

7. Freedom to challenge in speech or in writing within the Law.

8. Freedom to plan and build within the Law.

9. Freedom to design within the Law.

10. Freedom to travel on Irish territory on lawful business and in a lawful manner unhindered.

11. Freedom to leave Irish territory on lawful business and in a lawful manner unhindered.

12. Freedom to enter Irish territory on lawful business and in a lawful manner unhindered.

13. Freedom to trade at home and abroad within the Law.

14. Freedom to demonstrate and protest within the Law.

15. Freedom to form a trade union and go on strike within the Law.

16. Freedom to farm within the Law.

17. Freedom to fish within the Law.

18. Freedom to assemble within the Law.

19. Freedom of movement within the Law.

20. Freedom of behaviour within the Law.

21. Freedom of will within the Law.

22. Freedom to smoke within the Law.

23. Freedom to drink alcohol within the Law.

24. Freedom of choice within the Law.

25. Freedom to entertain and be entertained within the Law.

26. Freedom of conscience within the Law.

27. Freedom to worship according to personal conscience within the Law.

28. Freedom to vote within the Law.

29. Freedom to refuse within the Law.

30. Freedom to experiment within the Law.

31. Freedom to educate and be educated within the Law.

32. Freedom to accumulate wealth within the Law.

33. Freedom to gamble within the Law.

34. Freedom to supply goods and Services within the Law.

and any other State freedom, which the individual can legitimately claim - the freedom being within the Law.

The Act should prohibit absolutely, the abuse of, violence to, the torment of, intimidation of, the wounding of, the striking or beating of a man, woman or child or an individual on the grounds of sexual orientation or of an individual on the grounds of colour or racial origin, or on the belief, political belief or of cultural expression. This is a violation of the individual's freedom from.

The elderly should be free from want, hunger, cold, thirst, dirt, disease, sickness, poverty, being marginalized, being isolated and being alone.

The Act should recommend that the resources and Services of the State be made free of charge to the elderly.

 

Next week, the Legal Profession and Government Politics.


See Also:
Article 1: Democracy
Article 2: The Way of Life
Article 3: The Crown Irish
Article 4: Rights, Freedoms
Article 5: The Legal Profession
Article 6: Government Politics
Article 7: Religion
Article 8: Policing
Article 9: The Army, the Navy and the Air Force
Article 10: The Orange Order

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