Steve (akicif) wrote,
Steve
akicif

The following is derived from the text of the Declaration of Calton Hill as displayed at petitiononline.com:

We the undersigned call for an independent Scottish republic built on the principles of liberty, equality, diversity and solidarity.

These principles can never be put into practice while Scotland remains subordinate to the hierarchical and anti-democratic institutions of the British State.

Poll #363819 Declaration of Calton Hill, 9 October 2004

 

We believe these principles can be brought about by a freely elected Scottish Government with full control of Scotland's revenues.
0(0.0%)
We believe that the right to self determination is an inherent right, and not a boon or a favour to be granted to us whether by the Crown or the British State.
0(0.0%)
We believe that sovereignty rests in the people and vow to fight for the right to govern ourselves for the benefit of all those living in Scotland today, tomorrow and in future times.
0(0.0%)
The Government of a country is servant to the people, not master of the people
0(0.0%)
We believe that a written Constitution will guarantee, under law, everyone's right to freely vote, speak and assemble; and will guarantee the people's right to privacy and protection, and access to information on all its Government's doings.
0(0.0%)
We vow to fight for the power to refuse to send our sons and daughters to kill and die in unjust wars in foreign lands.
0(0.0%)
We vow to fight for the power to banish nuclear weapons of mass destruction from our land.
0(0.0%)
We vow to fight for the power to acquire and restrict the use of property or lands controlled by individuals, corporations or governments from beyond Scotland's borders.
0(0.0%)
We vow to fight for the power to turn our depopulated land into a haven for those fleeing famine and persecution.
0(0.0%)
We vow to fight for the power to build a more equal society, free of poverty, through the redistribution of our vast wealth.
0(0.0%)
We vow to fight for the power to protect our soil, seas and rivers for our children and for the generations to come.
0(0.0%)
We swear to oppose all forms of national chauvinism, imperialism and racism.
0(0.0%)
We swear to oppose all forms of discrimination on the grounds of gender, ethnic origin, religion, place of birth, age, disability, sexuality or language.
0(0.0%)
We aim for an independent Scottish Republic in which people may live with dignity and with self respect, free from exploitation, assuming the responsibilities of free women and men.
0(0.0%)

 

Our aim is not to erect walls of separation, but to build an outward-looking, Scotland that will extend the hand of friendship to all the peoples of the world.
1(4.5%)
We vow to continue the struggle for a free, democratic Scottish republic for as long as it may take.
1(4.5%)

Anything else?

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