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Section 1.2. This Constitution is the supreme and fundamental law of Scotland which holds that the founding principles of Scotland are based on Constitutional Democracy. The people are the supreme source of authority of the government which derives the right to govern from their consent.

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    Administrator #1  •  2020-08-20 16:53:03

    Section 1.2. This Constitution is the supreme and fundamental law of Scotland which holds that the founding principles of Scotland are based on Constitutional Democracy. The people are the supreme source of authority of the government which derives the right to govern from their consent.

      • Gee-jay

        This is meaningless without a citizens’ body to oversee the constitution in practice and monitor the work of government to ensure it is compliant with the constitution. The USA is a “constitutional democracy” but ever since its inception, the government has actually denied certain groups their constitutional rights. The current Administration seems intent on further restricting rights of many citizens and with a compliant Supreme Court filled with political appointees there may be no way of legally curtailing the power of the executive.

        We need a representative citizens’ body, which cannot be annulled, to hold the executive to account.

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