Friday, November 08, 2013

Two Plebiscites

Governments throughout the world sometimes do not like to hear the voices of their people. But they should, otherwise the legitimacy of those at the top is questioned.

A perfect example is the two governments to the north and south of the Florida straits.

In the United States, we do not even have a federal plebiscite included in our nation's constitution. It needs to be amended to allow for it.

I propose that two plebiscites be held, one in the United States and the other in Cuba.

Here in the U.S. the President of the United States should issue an executive order calling for a national referendum with the following question on it:

“Should the economic and financial embargo which our government imposed on the Republic of Cuba in 1960 be lifted?”

The Republic of Cuba should also hold a plebiscite at the same time. It should ask:

“Should our 1976 socialist constitution be amended to allow for the establishment by the people of competing political parties.”

I am convinced that those two plebiscites would have overwhelming approval.

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