Here is where the power of governing truly lies; with the citizenship of the Colonial Alliance.
It is the solemn duty for every capable Colonial citizen, to propose and submit to the council, laws they feel are absolutely necessary for the safety of the colonies and to the Alliance in general, or which would put and end to a means of violating citizens rights by other citizens, the council, or the AC. It is also their duty to recall laws that no longer serve that purpose or which have become an undue burden on the citizens of the Alliance.
It is also their duty to select those for which whom would represent the Colonial Constitution and the citizens of the Alliance at large. Also, to recall those council members which violate their sworn duties or for who have not lived up to their established characters. Every citizen who has reach the Age of Liberty, or whom have petitioned the council for emancipation, or whom have petitioned to establish their right to vote and have been approved, has the right to vote in all elections and on all matters before the citizenship. Citizens are obligated out of decency for the common good to take peaceful action against what they feel is unjust.
Citizens are also obligated to work towards the goals of becoming productive members of the Alliance, and to work towards the betterment, of not only the Colonial Alliance, but all of humankind; through the advancement of science and technology; through philosophy and the enrichment of art.