When you type “abolish the senate” in google, you realize that many countries want to abolish it. It is high time to replace it with the popular initiative referendum.

The Senate prevented Obama from governing (500 blockades) and left Trump in power. The case of Trump’s impeachment on December 19, 2019, which was acquitted by the Senate on February 5, 2020, is revealing. After the insurrection on Capitol Hill, one feels their responsibility.

No to same-sex marriage in Ireland. No to the authorization of abortion in Argentina. Reduction in the age at which children can give consent to sexual activity in France (from 15 to 13 years old). The examples abound.

They are elected by the mayors of cities except in the United States where they are elected by states. The principle of one person, one vote is in fact violated. The multiplication of states and agglomerations favors right-wing parties whatever the vote of the people.

In France, the Republican Party, which represents only 10% of the voters in France, has a majority in the Senate.
The Senate has blocked the extension of the referendum wanted by Mitterrand and is preparing to block the referendum project at the initiative of the people and the inclusion of climate protection in the constitution wanted by Emmanuel Macron and his people.

It is a blocking chamber. They have the power to say no to the representatives of the people.

Filibuster: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver – Last week tonight: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3y1QA6OeAcQ&feature=youtu.be

Abolish the Senate – The Baffler: https://thebaffler.com/salvos/abolish-the-senate-geoghegan

The Senate is undemocratic and it matters – Vox: https://www.vox.com/2015/1/6/7500935/trende-senate-vote-share

Des sénateurs très remontés contre Jospin. Le Premier ministre veut réformer leur élection – Libération: https://www.liberation.fr/france/1998/04/22/des-senateurs-tres-remontes-contre-jospin-le-premier-ministre-veut-reformer-leur-election_233719

Le Sénat est une anomalie parmi les démocraties, Lionel Jospin (21 avril 1998) – DDJ: https://www.doc-du-juriste.com/droit-public-et-international/droit-constitutionnel/dissertation/senat-anomalie-parmi-democraties-lionel-jospin-21-avril-1998-454887.html

Grand débat : et si on supprimait le Sénat ? – Le Parisien: https://www.leparisien.fr/politique/grand-debat-et-si-on-supprimait-le-senat-28-02-2019-8021928.php

Cette fois, il est temps de supprimer le Sénat – Slate: http://www.slate.fr/story/82051/supprimer-senat

Wishing a safe journey to the yellow vests

The movement began because many people were outraged by the sharp rise in fuel prices. Let’s welcome their first popular success on Saturday, November 17, 2018 when they blocked access to supermarkets.

Do you think they will turn to other less dangerous means of action such as boycotting these same consumer temples? Behind industrial products are the powerful people who finance this “representative democracy”, which decides for the French in the interests of the richest, the oligarchy.

Of course, success is as dangerous as failure. If successful, they will be joined and taken over by the parties, unions and lobbies on all sides that they will have to manage. It is a risk that it is beneficial to take and perhaps they will succeed together and despite everything to manage democratically and in a participatory way this movement that gives a breath of fresh air to French democracy!

It is not for the future to tell us. It is up to the citizens to make the future. To take back their country.

The movement of yellow vests can lead to so many different results: something good, something bad or both. No one can say today.

However, there is hope. The hope that participants will develop a taste for organizing actions in a participatory and democratic way. To find the path of personal initiative that leads to collective action, and not the other way around. After that, there is only one step, certainly a difficult one, towards the implementation of the same process for the drafting of laws by popular initiative.

Let us hope that this will lead to a more direct democracy.

Atlantico – Les gilets jaunes ou le deuil de la démocratie représentative : SOS corps intermédiaires disparus: https://www.atlantico.fr/decryptage/3558628/les-gilets-jaunes-ou-le-deuil-de-la-democratie-representative–sos-corps-intermediaires-disparus-christophe-boutin

Le Monde – « Gilets jaunes » : « La mèche est allumée… On attend la relève »: https://www.lemonde.fr/societe/article/2018/11/18/gilets-jaunes-la-meche-est-allumee-on-attend-la-releve_5385051_3224.html

La situation des gilets jaunes aujourd’hui: https://aurianneor.tumblr.com/post/180479499655/la-situation-des-gilets-jaunes-aujourdhui-1-un

Gilets Jaunes Coordination (Serveur Discord): http://www.giletsjaunes-coordination.fr

The situation of the yellow vests today: https://aurianneor.tumblr.com/post/180480765525/the-situation-of-yellow-vests-today-1-fed-up-with

Contempt is not automatichttps://aurianneor.tumblr.com/post/185151419405/contempt-is-not-automatic

Voix: https://aurianneor.tumblr.com/post/173639682525/voix-alimentation-la-ruche-qui-dit-oui

Tomorrow – Chap 3: L’économie: https://aurianneor.tumblr.com/post/165431928955/demainlefilm

Travail, famille, consommation vs liberté, égalité, fraternité: https://aurianneor.tumblr.com/post/158740398389/travail-famille-consommation-vs-liberté-egalité

Demain – la démocratie: https://aurianneor.tumblr.com/post/164301056995/tomorrow-chap-4-la-démocratie-the-panama

Oui au référendum d’initiative populaire: https://aurianneor.tumblr.com/post/158886557375/oui-au-référendum-dinitiative-populaire-sur-le

Le chiffon rouge Moderne: https://aurianneor.tumblr.com/post/177737397710/le-chiffon-rouge-moderne-le-chiffon-rouge

La liberté guidant le peuple: https://aurianneor.tumblr.com/tagged/liberté-guidant-le-peuple

Les oisillons qui attendent la becquée prendront leur envol: https://aurianneor.tumblr.com/post/165045035925/the-chicks-waiting-for-the-beaked-will-take-flight

Parcours épique: https://aurianneor.tumblr.com/post/180075513835/parcours-épique-le-cheval-va-t-il-sauter-bien-sûr

Gilets Jaunes Coordination (Serveur Discord): http://www.giletsjaunes-coordination.fr