The Queen of Jamaica
Is Jamaica an independent nation? Are we truly emancipated? If your answer is yes, then tell us:
- Why do we still have a Governor-General who serves at the pleasure of the Queen?
- Isn't it strange to still have anti-Black laws and policies in our public and private institutions?
- Why does the PM of Jamaica require the Governor General's permission to mobilize the army?
- Why do our Members of Parliament and Judges continue to swear an oath of allegiance to Her Majesty, the Queen of England?
If your answer is no, or you've finally seen the light, what can we do to ensure that Jamaica becomes truly indecent and emancipated?
- We will make Jamaica a NON-PARTISAN CONSTITUTIONAL REPUBLIC that protects your rights and freedom as a sovereign citizen.
- We will replace the Governor-General and Prime Minister with an elected President; elect 3 County Vice Presidents; elect 14 Independent Senators (1 per parish) instead of 21 partisan appointees; and elect 33 Independent Representatives (who must live in their constituency) instead of 63 partisan Members of Parliament. The Executive branch will nominate Ministers (Heads of Departments or Secretaries) who will be publicly vetted by the Senate and voted in or out by the Representatives. Together, the Executive, Senate and Representative will form a United Independents’ Congress instead of a divided House of Parliament.
- We support non-partisan election systems and representative of the electorate at all levels. All candidates must run and stand as independents for a UNITED INDEPENDENTS’ CONGRESS and should not be funded by any person, group or party. Each candidate, once nominated by local constituents only, shall be given equal access to the media, town halls and public debates if they meet the eligibility criteria of age, knowledge and experience to serve. Members of their respective constituency will be the only nominators and the constituents will be the only support group behind the candidates, who must also live in the geographical area that they seek to represent.
- The UIC’s electoral system will recognize no party colours, symbols or seating in the process or the structure of our governance. There will be no provisions, implicit or explicit, for political parties, partisan politics or any other form of group or divisions. Instead of a parliament, we shall establish a non-partisan state with a congress of independents. This congress will have a President elected nationally; 3 Vice Presidents, 1 elected by each county; 14 Senators, 1 elected by each parish; and 33 or more Representatives, 1 elected for each constituency or district.
- The Executive Branch, consisting of the President, the General Secretary and Treasury Secretor, elected on the presidential ticket, plus the 3 Vice Presidents, will nominate Heads of Departments or Secretaries (formerly Ministers of Government) who will then be vetted publicly by the Senate and voted in or out by the House of Representatives. These Heads of Departments will not be elected politicians, but rather highly qualified Jamaicans in their areas of responsibilities, recruited from anywhere they might be in the world. Once elected to office by the House of Representatives, they may only be removed by the same process: a request from the Executive, public review by the Senate and a vote by the House of Representatives. This process also applies to the Judiciary.
What Would A UIC Government Look Like?
As Uniters, we seek to create ONE JAMAICA!
A Republic of Jamaica:
- That is not divided by class, party, colour or community.
- That protects the life, liberty and property of all citizens equally.
- That ensures everyone may live, earn and retire with dignity.
- That is among the safest, cleanest and most orderly of all nations.
A Jamaica that is United, Strong and Free.
Protecting the life, liberty and property of every citizen equally is the essential precondition for a free, fair and prosperous society.
Without this protection, there can be no peace, only poverty, crime and violence.
We must banish the use of force and fraud from our human relationships, as it is only through voluntary, mutually beneficial, exchanges that may we enjoy true peace and prosperity in our families, communities and country.
Consequently, we will defend the right of everyone to engage in any activity that is peaceful and honest, and welcome the diversity, creativity and prosperity that true individual freedom brings.
The society we seek to build is one where individuals are free to follow their own dreams in their own ways, without interference from government or any authoritarian power, provided they do not infringe on the life, liberty and property of others.
Our goal is nothing more or less than a society where all are truly free to realize their full potential in a safe, clean and orderly society, and it is to this end that we take these stands.