Does the State live up to that standard, some brief examples...Article 6
1. All powers of government, legislative, executive and judicial,
derive, under God, from the people, whose right it is to
designate the rulers of the State and, in final appeal, to
decide all questions of national policy, according to the
requirements of the common good.
Incompetence and failure to apply the law
Former Waterford Crystal workers win landmark ECJ battle over pension losses - Independent.ie
Unwilling to obey the law
Department of Health ‘illegally’ put age limit on disability allowance
Bank bailout cost of
Cost of State redress for abused up to nearly
Full text of Enda Kenny's apology to the Magdalene laundries survivors | Irish Examiner
"The reality is that for 90 years Ireland subjected these women and their experience to a profound and studied indifference.” E. Kenny
How does it treat those currently in its care (in light of the scandals of the past)
Damning report into St Patrick’s finds forced stripping, excessive force and intimidation
Findings on fatalities of children in care a 'disgrace' - Irish News, World News & More | The Irish Times - Thu, Jun 21, 2012
Latest Inspection Reports | hiqa.ie
â€˜We branded people lunatics and locked them awayâ€™ · TheJournal.ie
It tries to illegally convince the People to change their Constitution.
Unlawful spend on children
It defies its own Courts and European Court of Justice
A, B and C v Ireland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Dr Lydia Foy's Case : Recognition : TENI
It may breach international law
Government ignored the rule of law and misled the Irish public | Amnesty International
It fails to apply the law
Almost 124,000 garda warrants still to be acted on - Independent.ie
It’s pays its servants well at the taxpayer’s expense
Public sector economists confirm Irish public service pay benchmarking was a sham; Premium on private pay increased dramatically from 9.7 to 21.6% between 2003 and 2006
Its record when it interferes with the economy is not great
Economic history of the Republic of Ireland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A few questions:-
Does "enemy" overstate it?
How can the State be brought to heel?
Why is there near zero accountability of its failed servants?
When will the taxpayer say that enough is enough?
How can rights of citizens be asserted more fully?
Is Ronnie's statement correct in the case of Ireland -
In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem. From time to time we've been tempted to believe that society has become too complex to be managed by self-rule, that government by an elite group is superior to government for, by, and of the people. Well, if no one among us is capable of governing himself, then who among us has the capacity to govern someone else? All of us together, in and out of government, must bear the burden.