(f) Sectional Rights (eg rural rights: a “Crofter’s Charter”)
(g) Affirmative action for women, people with disabilities, ethnic minorities (poverty, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation)
I was distracted by the Olympics, but that’s not the only reason I had trouble writing this post.
It’s because I eventually concluded I did not agree either one should be in a Constitution.
Thomas Jefferson apparently declared once that every Constitution should be rewritten every 19 years. In practice, though a Constitution may be amended, it is unlikely to be completely rewritten.
A Constitution, I think, should be intended to pin down the powers that be – the Parliament, the judiciary, the head of state and the Crown powers, the power that comes simply from being very wealthy and/or owning a lot of land. Pin them down in a way that does not permit of much wiggle-room, and pin them down in perpetuity.