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Posted Sat Nov 27 2010: from Associated Press:
Iceland elects ordinary folk to draft constitution http://apocadocs.com/s.pl?1290870872
Iceland's getting a new constitution -- and it's really going to be the voice of the people. The sparsely-populated volcanic island is holding an unusual election Saturday to select ordinary citizens to cobble together a new charter, an exercise in direct democracy born out of the outrage and soul-searching that followed the nation's economic meltdown....Icelanders debated their values and turned to questioning the foundations of their society, including those that had facilitated the boom. Anger grew as more instances of misdeeds and incompetence in the private and public sector were exposed. Icelanders woke up to the harsh fact that their country, which had consistently been at or near the top of the Transparency International anti-corruption index, was, in fact, steeped in corruption. That was ultimately confirmed in a 2,000-page report following a special parliamentary investigation. That report showed that the foundations of Icelandic society were decayed and that a sweeping revision of the social framework was needed.
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'Doc Michael says:
Imagine other governments turning to their own people?
Following other countries like Ecuador and Bolivia who have adopted new constitutions... way to go Iceland! and put your habitat's right to exist at the top of your list.

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