The proposed changes to the constitution in the citizenship referendum will fuel the fires of racism, a group of doctors warned today.

This article raises some interesting points why you should vote no in the upcoming citizenship referendum.

Senator Mary Henry commented

that while Justice Minister Michael McDowell was not racist, the referendum was fanning the flames of racism around the country.

No doubt this will become the case. Many racists in this country, both in the closet and out of it) will use the referendum to justify their “Ireland for the Irish” bullshit. I think my main area of interest now on the topic of the referendum isn’t the vote itself, but the incredible outcry a yes vote will yield; or of course the relief for many that a no vote will bring. The choice is, while were still a democracy at least, entirely yours. Use it wisely.