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The constitution should require all government policy and actions to comply with a person being 'an end in themselves' rather than 'a means to an end'. So no person or persons should be considered worth sacrificing 'for the greater good.'

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The constitution should state that the law applies to all equally and that any selective prosecution would be unconstitutional. Injustice should be considered more damaging to the state and its community than any economic or political fall out from prosecuting 'those too big to prosecute'.

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All adult children should have a duty to look after their parents in old age rather than rely on the market or state. It should be commensurate with the care they received as children so, if their parents looked after them until 18 years old then they should have a duty that can be enforced by the state to care for their parents from average lifetime expectancy minus 18 years. It is only fair that, if the state requires parents to have responsibility for their children until adulthood, the...

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The constitution should state categorically that the currency of the United Kingdom must have intrinsic value, such as the gold standard. The depreciation of the sterling over the time, the printing of money without any benchmark such as gold and the distribution of that money to institutions that favour the rich to acquire assets before its buying power is weakened is a deception and theft from the people of Britain.  

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Suggested clause: When an action is decriminalised the courts must act to remove the conviction from the records of those who had been subject to it and provide adequate compensation for the miscarriage of justice they suffered. Original wording: When parliament brings in a new law it cannot be applied restrospectively and that is a good thing. In the same way when parliament changes the law, such that what was a crime before is not a crime now, those convicted of that crime in the past...

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The constitution should grant every citizen the right to their income, free of taxation. Where taxation happens it should be upon savings through a negative interest rate and not income.

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We are a mature society in the 21st century and therefore should extend universal suffrage to prisoners. If we see the penal system as rehabilitative rather than punitive we should afford those convicted of a crime the opportunity to engage in society as reintegrated citizens of that society within the constitution. By withholding the vote we are silencing them, and sending a clear signal that they are not part of mainstream society, their opinion is not valued and their voices unheard.

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The constitution should state that the government, when dealing with a social need, should allocate its resources on the basis of the Rawlsian principle of justice as fairness. This meanings resources should go to the least advantaged in the society and where they don't, the government must demonstrate that its actions were the best for that social group. The government should also be challengeable on this basis, and their policy found unconstitutional if it cannot be shown to have met the...

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James Smith

Croydon, United Kingdom

Joined this community on Jan 19, 2015

Age
30-39

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Male

Highest level of Education
Undergraduate degree

Should the UK have a written codified constitution?
Yes

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