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In the Preamble to the Constitution, I would have a small statement that honors those who gave their lives fighting for the freedoms that the people have today.  I would state:    “We hereby honor and pay tribute to those who sacrificed their lives fighting for freedom and against tyranny, for the rights that we cherish today.  And but for their sacrifice, we would be living under tyranny today.”            The significance of this statement is to remind people that the “rights” we so...

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If I may borrow and put a new spin on the American (and Irish) slogan as a grievance against London for collecting taxes on the public but without adequate representation of the people and how their tax money is spent, this proposal will give individual taxpayers (not corporations or any other non-human entity) more of a say in how their tax money is spent.  Basically with this proposal, when people file their income tax returns, the tax return form will have a column of different general...

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Moderator: This idea has been closed, as it explicitly says it is not intended for inclusion in the constitution.   I'll begin by saying that this proposal is too specific for a Constitution, and instead is a matter of specific policy for Parliament.  But I wanted to get this issue out there, as I am surprised nobody else mentioned this considering other specific policies have also been proposed. This proposal (as the title states) is for decriminalizing minor possession (weight of...

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The Constitution should have different sections within the document.  The Sections I can think of are as follows: +  The Preamble +  Government Powers/Limits of Government Powers +  Bill of Rights +  Miscellaneous Constitutional Amendments   Naturally, each section shall have sub-sections (such as powers of the Government, powers of the Parliament, powers of the Judiciary).  Perhaps a section on the Monarchy as well. By having different sections for different concepts, at least...

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"The Judiciary shall have original and exclusive jurisdiction of all controversies and issues in which Parliament has given it such authority.  Similarly, the Judiciary lacks jurisdiction for any controversy or issue in which Parliament has not given it such authority." This proposal generally specifies what power that the Judiciary has, and similarly specifies what power the Judiciary lacks.  The Constitution limits the powers of the Government and the Parliament, and similarly it should...

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"Parliament shall have exclusive authority to legislate and regulate on matters regarding the Monarchy".

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"The people shall have the general right of freedom of choice". This provision may either be listed on its own, or it can be combined with the proposal for freedom of speech;  expression;  and assembly.  (https://constitutionuk.com/post/81562).  Much like any other "right", it is not absolute.  For instance, there is no right to "choose" to commit burglary, larceny, etc...;  in other words, this "right" must be harmony with other legal rights of other people. Also, when people say...

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"Citizens who are affiliated with a political party shall have the right to vote in a primary election to choose the individual to run under the party label as a Member of Parliament".  The purpose of this proposal is for the people who have a specific party affiliation (not just party members) to have the right to choose the individual who can run for MP under the party name.  This takes the power out of the hands of the party leaders, and into the hands of the people.  Another key...

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"The capital city and seat of Government shall be London". This proposal writes into the Constitution the historical basis of London as capital.  This proposal is not inconsistent with the concept of devolution, as London can still be the capital while simultaneously devolving powers to the regions.

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"The Parliament shall have the power to enact and collect taxes". This proposal sounds obvious, but it is a power of Parliament that should be specified in the Constitution.

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John Z

TRENTON, United States

Joined this community on Jan 21, 2015

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40-49

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Highest level of Education
Postgraduate degree

Should the UK have a written codified constitution?
Yes

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