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The following is text from the Constitution of the Celtic Alliance, which was put before the peoples of the Alliance on the 1st May 2009 and agreed by them in that plebiscite by 83% of the population

Preamble by the Peoples of the Alliance

Let it be known, that if our government should give up what we have begun, and agree to make us or our Alliance subject to any other, we should exert ourselves at once to drive out our government as our enemy and a subverter of their own rights and ours, and make another government who was well able to defend us and our constitution; for, as long as but a hundred of us remain alive, never will we on any conditions be brought under the rule of tyranny. It is in truth not for glory, nor riches, nor honours that we lay down this constitution, but for freedom -- for that alone, which no honest person gives up but with life itself.

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President Mary Robinson signing the new constitution

Issued by a joint session of the Parliament of the Celtic Alliance successor state to the Irish Republic (Poblacht na hÉireann) and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and its territories and dependencies in the sight of the President of the Alliance.

“We the peoples of the Celtic Alliance determined to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war, and to reaffirm faith in the fundamental rights of sentient beings, in the dignity and worth of all life, in the equal rights of members of human race large and small, and to establish conditions under which justice and respect for the obligations arising from treaties and other sources of local, regional, national and international law can be maintained, and to promote social progress and better standards of living across the alliance affirm that central to our rule of law is the fundamental that all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of family. It is up on this circle of dignity that our sovereignty lies and up on which all alliance laws and treaties must revolve."

Bill of Rights

  1. That the principle of any sovereignty resides solely in the people. No body or individual can exert authority which does not emanate expressly from it.
  2. No one shall be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms.
  3. Everyone has the right to recognition everywhere as a person before the law.
  4. Everyone has the right to an effective remedy by the competent national tribunals for acts violating the fundamental rights granted them by the constitution or by law.
  5. All citizens, being equal in are equally admissible to all public dignities, places, and employments, according to their capacity and without distinction other than that of their virtues and of their talents.
  6. All are entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, sexual orientation, gender, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. Furthermore, no distinction shall be made on the basis of the political, jurisdictional or international status of the country or territory to which a person has belonged, whether it be independent, trust, non-self-governing or under any other limitation of sovereignty.
  7. Everyone is entitled in full equality to a fair and public hearing by an independent and impartial tribunal, in the determination of their rights and obligations and of any criminal charge against them.
  8. Policing and the rule of law should be extended to every part of the community. We believe that all the communities share this objective. Notwithstanding the right of every individual, community and non-natural persons to hold the police to account, we believe that there are fundamental principles of support for the police and the courts which underpin our democratic society.
  9. Everyone has the right to freedom of movement and residence within the borders of the Alliance.
  10. Everyone has the right to leave the Alliance, and to return.
  11. Any person of full age 16, without any limitation due to race, nationality or religion, sex, sexuality or gender have the right to marry and to found a family. They are entitled to equal rights as to marriage, during marriage and at its dissolution.
  12. Marriage shall be entered into only with the free and full consent of the intending spouses.
  13. The family is the natural and fundamental group unit of society and is entitled to protection by society and the State.
  14. Everyone has the right to education. Education shall be free. Technical and professional education shall be made generally available and higher education shall be equally accessible to all on the basis of merit.
  15. Education shall be directed to the full development of the human personality and to the strengthening of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms. It shall promote understanding, tolerance and friendship among all nations, racial or religious groups, and shall further the activities of the Alliance for the maintenance of peace.
  16. Parents & Carers have a prior right to choose the kind of education that shall be given to their children.
  17. Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.
  18. Everyone has the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and association.
  19. No one may be compelled to belong to an association.
  20. In so much as this Alliance is the legitimate successor sovereign state of the former Irish and British States and is imbued with their powers and rights, we the people restate our right and duty to maintain the freedom, liberty, community, security and dignity of these Islands by appointing the interim Mayor of the City of London, with all the powers that this Parliament sees fit to retain the said rights of the Alliance and maintain the dignity of the people.
  21. If our government should give up what we have begun, and agree to make us or our Alliance subject to any other, we should exert ourselves at once to drive out our government as our enemy and a subverter of their own rights and ours, and make another government who was well able to defend us and our constitution; for, as long as but a hundred of us remain alive, never will we on any conditions be brought under the rule of tyranny. It is in truth not for glory, nor riches, nor honours that we set this constitution down, but for freedom -- for that alone, which no honest person gives up but with life itself.

Signatures

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Speaker Annabelle Ewing

Signed under the great seal of the Alliance on June 16, 2009 at Dublin Castle at a joint sitting of the Oireachtas in the sight of the President

Uachtarán Mary Robinson
Speaker Annabel Ewing M.P
Taoiseach Mark Cosgrove M.P

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