The party defines itself by the five core policies. So that members and non-members clearly understand what the party stands for, these cannot be changed. At present they are principles the details of which will be decided according to the party constitution
All other policies will be decided according to the constitution
Below is a provisional list of headings for the Mani-festo each with a link to a page
That page contains provisional ideas for discussion.
Read this, as work in progress. Only DRP paid up members can comment and so if you want to have your say:
Constitutional Court Supreme Court
Functions of Government Public Services Board Monetary Policy Board
National planning strategies
Coordination of regions
ISSUES DISCUSSED IN THE NEWSLETTERS NOT LINKED TO THE MANIFESTO
British Republican History
2 Ideal of Liberalism defined by:
- Judicial rights for Individuals (Bill of Rights)
- Freedom of Speech
- Protection of minorities
- Right to create private companies
- Right to own property
The Ideal of Liberalism is of the government as a neutral institution, with only a negative function - not to restrain the individual. Of course, this is not strictly feasible, for laws will always restrain individuals to an extent. This is why we must talk about Liberalism as an "Ideal".
The first defining Practical Aspect* of Liberalism is probably the one that in recent years has most come under attack from the Executive.
Especially with the increased threat, or perceived increased threat, of terrorism the rights of individuals to go about their normal lives unhindered by actions by the State have often been tampered with.
This is not to conclude immediately that such measures are not justified. That is a matter for debate.
What is not in doubt, however, is that such measures compromise the Ideal of Liberalism, on the one hand, and, on the other, increase Executive Power.
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