Active citizens – the crucial factor of direct democracy

April 16th, 2012

Published on Current Concerns, April 10, 2012.

Franches-Montagnes, je m’engage Freiberge / I take a stand for you (Translation Current Concerns) – Resolution, 10 January 2012. The citizens’ movement “Franches-Montagnes, je m’engage” had assembled on 10 January 2012 in Noirmont in order to start a campaign against incorporation and it is:

  • condemning actions of Copil and the government, who try to force the population of Franches-Montagnes into a community incorporation against their will,
  • protesting against the decree on community incorporation, forced by centralistic laws,  
  • disapproving attempts to destroy the communities and to rush the project,
  • confirming the diversity of the mountain communities. The solidarity of the  Franches-Montagnes people within their village and their homeland is the basis for their creative power, their mercantilism and their public spirit. All this empowers democracy in our district.
  • Regretting, that public funds, established by our ancestors  are being wasted for this project. This project will slow down attempts for rapprochement and cooperation even in certain cases of (desired) community incorporation,
  • encouraging local councils to catalogue possible synergies within and outside the district,
  • supporting every action and means of solidarity, which allow strengthening the cooperation within the district in its present form.
  • Regretting the missing clarity and gaps in the survey, concerning the finance plan in the merger agreement.
  • Standing against the sell off and dumping of communal properties, which is planned in case of community incorporation.
  • Refusing to trust fake prophets, who want to sacrifice a 300-year-old history, with 300 years of solidarity, cooperation and civilian engagement; prophets who stand for political doctrine, corporatism, ruthless ambition, greediness and political arrangements.
  • Pointing out to the Franches-Montagnes people, that breaking down the borders for community incorporation will be irreversible. It would be a fake Eldorado.
  • Asking everybody to vote against a community incorporation by participating in great number in the national referendum on 25 March.

Le Noirmont, 10 January 2012 … (full long article).

Links:

In Switzerland there is no way around the people, on Current Concerns, by Dr iur. Marianne Wüthrich, Zurich, April 10, 2012.

on en.wikipedia: Swiss people; Federal administration of Switzerland;

M13 on the Loose in Switzerland: Bears Learn in a Very Precise Way. Wildlife experts succeeded in tranquilizing wild brown bear M13 in Switzerland this week, raising hopes that he can be tracked and trained to avoid humans – Published on Spiegel Online InternationalApril 13, 2012;

Freunde bitten mich, diesen Link zu plazieren: Tor in die Galaxie: Startseite, sitemap, offener Brief.

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