IF ELECTED after May 24th, one of the first things on my public agenda is to ask the council I would be elected for, to request they pass a detailed motion in which allows the public to sack me at any stage, any year, through a free legal democratic process.
Yes, you read that right. A local elected person is only accountable to a voting public every five years normally. I have said from the very start of entering politics that this is not good enough any more in a world where millions of Euro can be lost in minutes, if not seconds, by wrong/inappropriate acting representatives. Five years to wait, to hold someone to account is just not good enough anymore.
So I intend to lead by example. Regardless of the others elected, I will be giving my local public the free legal ability to haul my ass to account if need be and further sack me at any time, if a risen bad situation warrants it.
Operating on a similar voter setup available in Switzerland and their “Participatory Democracy” system, my fellow South Louth citizens will be gaining real democratic power back. Far more than has been given to them since the foundation of the state. I hope to be sitting down with a representative of the Swiss embassy in Dublin soon, to discuss this matter.
I cannot call for democratic improvement if I am not willing to be part of it – so if elected, I shall lead by example. I state this for public record. I want politics in Ireland to improve. I want the citizens of Ireland to gain true democracy. I want them to have a stronger voice. It’s only right that I am far more accountable so!
20 year barman. Re-educated as an I.T. professional, website creator, I.T teacher, digital media management & marketing professional. Studied accountancy, taxation, business management & law. Founder of UnitedPeople political party – click here. Previously the first National Chairman of Direct Democracy Ireland (DDI) & founder of the Louth branch of DDI. Author. Regular contributor to social media. TV & radio guest experiences. Appeared in the Oireachtas & Dublin Highcourts to defend the rights of citizens along with exposing many wrongs. Consistently seeks greater democracy & accountability from all elected levels of Ireland. Currently writing two books, non-fiction “Life Behind Bars” & “Better Tomorrows“.