Jan 21, 17 / Aqu 21, 01 18:22 UTC
We have been removed from the drafting process. ¶
Yesterday afternoon, Lena posted a message regarding the constitution that I find very concerning.
Here is the link: https://asgardia.space/en/forum/forum/constitution-132/topic/preparation-of-asgardian-constitution-2236/ Alternatively, it's pinned at the top of the constitution section as "preparation of Asgardian Constitution.
My concerns hinge around one statement. That "all the inputs [we create] will be looked at with a lot of attention by a professional experienced team of lawyers who will draft the Constitution as a complete formal document." This means that any work we have done or will do is going to be compiled into one document, then given to a currently anonymous team of lawyers to view or ignore as they choose while they create a constitution we will hopefully vote on.
This is bad.
This is very bad.
Now I hope that this was merely a poorly worded post. I hope we will get to know who is drafting the constitution. I hope we get some assurance that our work will be taken seriously rather than given lip service. I hope we will still be able to influence their drafting. I hope there is some kind of vote still even. Most of all I hope that their work is made public in real time.
If any of these hopes are true then please tell me. I don't like saying bad things about this project. However, we cannot sit idle if we see it headed down the wrong path. I welcome any to dissuade my concerns here.
Prove me wrong. Convince me that I have misunderstood something. Show me that this really is the best way. Give me rational arguments and I will respond in kind.
Please. I do not want to think that our ability to influence the foundation of Asgardia has been reduced to an advisory document.