Vote for the right to vote – Even without the right to vote
- Non-EU members who have to follow EU laws, should vote, even without the right to vote.
- Non-EU citizens who are counted in the division of political mandates, should vote, even without the right to vote.
- 16 and 17 year-olds, should vote, even without the right to vote
The Intelligence Party is going to change the constitution in Norway and in Europe. An illegitimate party for illegitimate votes. It is time once again to expand the scope of democracy, this time to include all those who live under the same laws and all those who are counted in the division of mandates in elections.
Voting rights have changed many times. It has taken centuries of adjustments and improvements to get the democracy we have today. The tradition has been to constantly include new groups who are unrepresented in the parliamentary system. This is a proud tradition, one that can only be protected by constantly moving forward. It’s time to make new adjustments. Europe is changing. The system needs to change in order to properly represent society as whole – as it has been done many times before – by expanding who has the right to vote.
The history of voting rights has been a story of continually extending rights to ever more people.
In the 1980’s, scholars on democracy declared that the struggle for suffrage was over, but this is a new time. It’s a new era with new challenges – demographic challenges that we have to solve within the tradition that gave us all voting rights at some time or another.
Vote for the right to vote
Non-citizens are counted when dividing mandates among member states in Europe. If you are counted as a vote… you should have the right to vote.
Voting rights have changed many times in Europe. Most times this has meant expanding the scope of democracy. But Europe is heading in another direction; the rights of immigrants are being limited based on the idea that the European cultures are being replaced. Is that true? Some say it is, some say it isn’t. But both sides are missing one important thing – proof.