Before and even perhaps in order to facilitate the creation of a unified global self-governance system for the planet Earth, individual states will require the services of Servants of the State. This term will become the epitome of open and trusted government due to the dedication required in aspiring to earn the term.
This would equate in the UK to the creation of two sets of criteria which will need to be met before a citizen may become an MP or Civil Servant above a certain pay grade.
For MPs the criteria to be met will be as follows:
- Six months living with no fixed abode. (Assistance from friends or family will be strictly limited)
- One year living in single person council accommodation on minimal benefits.
- One year living in rented accommodation with a minimum wage job.
- Four, three month engagements in an administrative role in the NHS, education, an emergency service and Social Care.
For Senior Civil Servants the criteria will provide and requires:
- Once appointed to the role, no future employment, funding or benefit from any business or organisation will ever be allowed for the individual.
- Formal verbal renunciation of any religious belief that places the religious doctrine concerned above the good of individual life and liberty.
- By committing one’s life to the support of the country all reasonable living expenses will be met to a high standard of living for the family of and the individual concerned.
- Abuse of power or privileges pertaining to the position held by such individuals will result in criminal charges for crimes against the state.
To become an MP and to represent the people of one’s constituency it is essential to hold some empathy for and solidarity with one’s fellow citizens. Besides this, in the future, the MP may be in a position of running a Ministry that has a direct relationship to one or more of the learning experiences they undertook.
The concept of dedicating at least three and a half years in working towards a goal is something expected in almost every discipline or profession, so why should it be any different for those hoping to shape the future of an entire state? To be a part of something and not aloof is something that would garner far greater respect and denote a true dedication to one’s country. To witness the real, day-to-day problems in providing public services would engender an increased chance of appropriate high level solutions being implemented.
Considering even at the outset the term ‘Civil Servant’ it should effectively equate to a servant in matters relating to citizens, so we are half way there already. To consider that a senior Civil Servant would generally be as assured of a job for life as any person in this day and age and based on the exceptionally good pension afforded at such grades, it seems we already have the structure around which to build an far more respectable and admirable role.
To eschew the future pursuit of mammon and to swear to hold one’s country above one’s religion is to dedicate oneself to great service and undoubtedly demonstrates the greatest example of duty and honour that future generations will gladly aspire to.
Most wonderful of all, in doing this we form another bedrock from which other countries, organisations, businesses or religious groups will have even less chance of destabilising or negatively impacting the structure of the state in which we live.
There are many today whose actions and work continually earn them the accolade of a Servant of the State without recognition of their service to us all. What is needed is to bolster their ranks to solidify the foundations of our society and protect their ability to continue providing such service.