Rotating Monuments to Commemorate Political Leaders who Collectively Lost Their Heads

Speech given at Demonstration held on 22 April, 2010 in Copenhagen

“No one is above The Parliament. And no one is next to The Parliament”. This I was told by my history teacher who was also headmaster and politically active.

He could talk for hours about the Constitution of June 5, 1849, and about the transition from absolute monarchy to a democracy, where smallholders, fishermen, farmers, workers, and business managers came in from the fields and other working places to debate and make political decisions based on their detailed knowledge of the problems of their everyday lives and their working lives. The opinion was that they would know best where the shoe pinched. Continue reading