Oct 26, 2012

Rights of all Citizens - from Ubuntu Party, South Africa

What does the Ubuntu Party of South Africa say about citizen ownership?

This is what they have:

"Rights of all Citizens


· The country belongs to its people
· The land and the water belongs to its people
· The forests belongs to the people
· The rivers and lakes and oceans belong to the people
· The gold, the platinum and all other minerals in the ground belong to the people
· The coal and diamonds belong to the people
· Everything that grows on the land belongs to the people
· The beaches, the mountains and the skies above belong to the people
· The wild animals belong to the planet and we are their protectors

These things DO NOT belong to the politicians, the government, or any corporation who has unlawfully claimed exclusive rights over it. The government was appointed by the people to do the best for the people – They have failed the people dramatically on every level.

The government has stolen the country from its people.
We, the people need to take it back."

These statements resonate with the ideals of a citizen-ownership democracy. A citizen-ownership democracy does not exclude private ownership. See the comparison current democracy and citizen-ownership democracy here.

What is more important is that the rights proclamation should not remain a slogan. It should be translated into regular income for every citizen, as seen in Alaska, which has a partial citizen-ownership democracy.

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