|Emilia Teurbe Tolón|
Whereas: We have confirmed for years that the National Assembly of People's Power has transgressed to cede their sovereign rights and power the Council of State.
Whereas: We verified that the National Assembly of People's Power has complied passively and given legal force to all Decree-laws adopted by the Council of State.
Whereas: The National Assembly of People's Power has lost its sovereign power by accepting the mandate of the Council of State in convening extraordinary sessions.
Whereas: The National Assembly of People's Power has infringed on the freedom of our people by allowing the Council of State to declare as irrevocable in the National Constitution social, political, and ideological ideas contrary to the interests of the Cuban people.
Whereas: The National Assembly of People's Power has violated the respect for the views of minorities enshrined in the world's most advanced constitutions and granted extreme power to docile majorities.
Whereas: The National Assembly of People's Power, violating the constitutional principle of the separation and independence of powers, has given the Council of State the power to issue guidelines and impose decisions on the Judiciary.
Whereas: The National Assembly of People's Power has ignored the popular will and limited civic freedom by subordinating it to the Local Assemblies of People's Power.
Whereas: The National Assembly of People's Power has stipulated that the Local Assemblies of People's Power are subordinated to the Council of State.
Whereas: The National Assembly of People's Power has stifled freedom of expression, association, speech and press to those not aligned with the policy and ideology of the state.
Whereas: The National Assembly of People's Power has given the government the power to strip Cubans born in our country of their citizenship .
Whereas: The National Assembly of People's Power, in not objecting to the measures of the Council of State that have sunk into misery and desperation our people, it has become complicit in this infamy.
Whereas: The National Assembly of People's Power has exalted one Party above the state and the nation.
Therefore: The 1976 Constitution, as amended in 2003, permanently institutionalizes the communist regime of Cuba.
We agree to declare illegitimate the Communist Constitution and the National Assembly of People's Power with its organs of state power.
We call on the Cuban people to subscribe to this project to take steps toward a sovereign, democratic, free and just Cuba.
We proclaim that the new democratic and free Parliament that emerges from these exigencies is declared in Constitutional Assembly; and ratify a constitution that respects the dignity of all Cubans.
We demand that the legal system of our country has as a base the democratic principles that prevail in other nations of the civilized world. These are: sovereignty of the people, government based on the consent of the governed, majority rule, minority rights, guarantee of basic human rights, free and fair elections, equality before the law, due process, constitutional limits on government, independent balance of powers, social , economic and political pluralism; as well as the values of tolerance, pragmatism, cooperation and compromise.
Consequently, we have no alternative but to launch the non-violent political challenge to realize the freedom of our people. To do this, we ask the assistance and protection of God, and we ask the Creator to guide us in this just cause for the freedom and prosperity of the Cuban people.
VIVA CUBA LIBRE!
Given in Havana, Cuba, on January 9, 2013
Por Cuanto: La Asamblea Nacional del Poder Popular ha violado el respeto a la opinión de las minorías plasmado en las constituciones más avanzadas del mundo y otorgado extremo poder a mayorías dóciles.
Por Tanto: Declaramos que estas leyes, compiladas en la Constitución de 1976, constituyen un abuso de poder que viola flagrantemente la dignidad de los ciudadanos cubanos.
Por Tanto: La Asamblea Nacional del Poder Popular carece de toda validez y deja de ser la expresión de la voluntad del pueblo al otorgarle al Consejo de Estado todas las prerrogativas consagradas en la Constitución Cubana.
Consideramos que la vigente Constitución comunista viola la Declaración Universal de Derechos Humanos y los Pactos de Derechos Humanos Civiles y Políticos de las Naciones Unidas.
Insistimos en que esta Constitución contenga las bases de la democracia y la libertad por la que han luchado y ofrendado sus vidas tantos de nuestros compatriotas desde nuestras guerras de independencia.
Por desgracia, hemos visto a través de más años de los que quisiéramos recordar como el régimen comunista de Cuba no ha concedido ni un átomo de libertad y ha resistido de manera rígida y arbitraria cualquier cambio que garantice una vida digna para nuestro pueblo.