Recognise.org.au

9 09 2014

recogniseCan you believe the Australian Constitution does not even recognise Aboriginal people?! It is good that a groundswell of support is rising to rectify this. http://www.recognise.org.au/

However, the Recognise campaign is still missing the point. It is still working from the false assumption that England has permission from the Aboriginal people to even be here, to create a country and a constitution. So in that sense, the constitution that is being reformed is a false constitution. It remains a fundamentally false foundation unless and until a treaty or similar is worked out first.

So while the rising positive sentiment about Recognise is good, the ignorance of its false premise is not so good.

I want to see both-and: it just seems logical to address treaty first, then do constitutional reform in the light of that treaty.

 

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12 09 2014
Tamara

Check out the ‘VoteNotoConstitutionalReform’ page on FB to understand why black leaders calling for sovereignty are against the Recognise campaign.

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