Public Holidays

I think that the Constitution should specify a minimum number of public holidays which all citizens should be entitled to enjoy including...

a 2 day holiday to celebrate our transition from being subjects to being citizens; the first day of which could be used to celebate our long and coulourful history as a monarchy and the second day of which will celebrate having become a fully-fledged modern democracy.

Ian Smith Apr 5, 2015

Dear All,

I am posting a quick comment here and in my other ideas.

Firstly, I want to say how much I have enjoyed seeing all of your contributions on this and other ideas and how impressed I am with the range of expertise and erudition which has filled these debates.

Secondly, I wish to put forward a couple of suggestions as to a way forward at this stage.  They are:

A.   I suggest that we all refrain from further voting until the ideas have been refined and represented and have then been debated for a while.  My thinking here is that we will want to see the reshaped ideas and see the comments on those refined ideas before we decide whether they are to be voted up or down,  I do not think that we should refrain from voting on comments but perhaps try not to vote too hastily on them.

B.  Now that the hurly burly of the "Hacking" phase (some of it quite savage) has passed, I hope and wish that we will adopt a more collaborative and less combative approach in our commentary, so that commentary is given a chance to be constructive and really do the job of refining the ideas in question.

C.  I would hope that we can refrain from attacking the very existence of the idea under discussion in this phase or the fact that it has successfully gone through to this phase against the wishes of those who voted it down.  I sincerely hope that the previous critics of an idea, will still respect that it found favour with the crowd and now help to refine the idea in this phase.

Thirdly, I will try my best not to introduce any more typos and mangled phrases! 

Best wishes for the holiday weekend!


Cecilia Rossler Apr 17, 2015

IanSmith1, this idea has not gotten much attention, but I think you need to settle on a wording by the end of this Phase (one day!)

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Cecilia Rossler Apr 18, 2015

IanSmith1, 12 hours left, we urgently need you to clarify the wording

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