Friday, May 06, 2005

Is the EU Constitution Good?

Chirac hits TV airwaves for second time to defend EU constitution

French President Jacques Chirac, buoyed by polls that show the 'yes' camp gaining ground ahead of the EU constitution referendum, appealed to skeptical left-leaning voters to support the text. The constitution is "neither on the right nor the left", Chirac said in an interview with two journalists from state-owned France 2, his second live television appearance in defense of the treaty ahead of the May 29 referendum. He called the text the "daughter of 1989", the year the Berlin Wall fell, and "especially the daughter of 1789", referring to the French Revolution, because it embraces "all the values of France". "This constitution is essentially of French inspiration," Chirac said, adding that it was "the best possible constitution for France".

Chirac's Constitution

WITH THE REFERENDUM DATE in France of May 29 fast approaching, Jacques Chirac, one of the most ardent supporters of the proposed European Union constitution, is finding Europe's grand project on the ropes. Eleven straight polls have found that the French would reject the proposed constitution if the referendum were held today. And despite a media blitz campaign--including television appearances and free booklets--which attempts to explain the now 800-plus page document, it is not at all clear to citizens why France (and the rest of Europe) will be better off with the constitution. At the same time a combination of skepticism, apathy, and political rivalry among France's political elites is threatening to derail the project, while the constitution's defenders airily dismiss any criticism as simple "Europhobia."

European Union a model for the demise of democracy

The European ruling elite is having a collective nervous breakdown for fear the French will vote on May 29 and to reject the European Union constitution. Eleven opinion polls indicate it is likely that democracy could upset the power-seeking politicians' undemocratic plans.

Europe's Problem--and Ours. Will the EU choose collectivism over individualism? Will we?

Could the Brussels bureaucracy, for example, constitutionally impose France's 35-hour work week on the other 24 nations in the European Union? Indeed it could, and with a vote of only 15 of the member states (if they represented 65% of the population of the EU). A state voting "no" would have the law imposed upon it. It seems likely that the European Union intends to centralize decision making in Brussels, while President Klaus believes in "the inherent morality of markets, in the ethics of work and saving, in the crucial link between freedom and private property. It is not possible (or desirable) to legislate a better world from above or outside."


At May 06, 2005 2:55 PM, Blogger A 6th Generation American said...

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At May 06, 2005 5:16 PM, Blogger A 6th Generation American said...

Jacques Chirac has worked tirelessly to Islamize France, one tiny bite at a time.

He has an agenda that would destroy freedom and replace democracy with what he thinks best for Europe. Europeans will decide their fate with this test of obfuscated lunacy.

The proposed European Constitution will make it impossible for individual states to decide what is best themselves.

If approved, it will negate the will of individual nations and make changes to laws a virtual impossibility through endless haggling.

At May 06, 2005 8:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

EU itself is not good at all, not only constitution.

At May 06, 2005 10:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I fail to see the benefit of a "United States of Europe." The constitution seems to be an admission that treaties are not working, which is more of an indictment against statesmen and national politicians than to the treaties themselves. Giving up sovereignty is a pretty dramatic step . . .

At May 07, 2005 12:09 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"especially the daughter of 1789", referring to the French Revolution

Doesn't he know that the French Revolution very quickly turned to bloodbath and ended with Napoleon reinstating dictatorship?

Quoting from memory: 'Freedom is a whore which must be bedded on a mattress of human corpses.' -Robespierre

At May 08, 2005 3:53 AM, Blogger Brian H said...

Hey, the more often Chirac speaks, the better! His bumbling, dissembling, mealy-mouth desperation drives more voters away than anyone else could.

At May 08, 2005 3:22 PM, Blogger Runnymede1215 said...

Chiracs gaullist dream is mainly to weaken the US and integrate Europe with the arab world, creating "Eurabia".

The gaullists believe that they, as members of a superior (french) civilization naturally will dominate or at least play a very important part in the leadership of this Eurabian entity. They base this on nostalgic memories of their pleasant colonial past in northern africa.

Their strategy is to create a "multipolar" world, where a smaller power like France, can be more influential on the global arena.

Of course it's vital to them that the US is as weak as possible for this to succeed, and they naturally will support any enemy of the United States, for example China. At least until the US is firmly defeated, humiliated and ceases to be this dreaded "hyperpower" of their nightmares.

Another important step is of course to change European foreign policy and intellectual climate in accordance with the wishes of the arab world, which obviously has been completely successfull. Almost all europeans automatically sees the US and Israel as the main threat to world peace and stability, exactly as the mainstream media has taught them for decades.

The basic mistake of the french elite is that they actually believe, or fantasize that it was their highly advanced culture, intellectual skills and civilization that enabled them to dominate their arab neighbours for a while, when it was in fact a matter of military superiority. This superiority is rapidly disapperaring, or becoming irrelevant, since the europeans are'nt willing to fight, kill or risk anything anyway.

But the french, as true romantics who always loves exciting and overly sophisticated and dangerous intrigues at high level, prefer to maintain their delusions instead of dealing with the real world.

The muslim "civilizations" demand dominance, and they seem likely to succeed in Europe, as long as we have this amazingly arrogant and aristocratically inclined EU power class, determined to go through with their elaborate plans of controlling people (arabs) who will never accept being controlled by whimpy europeans who are not even willing to defend their own principles.

I don't know much about the EU constitution, but I would be surprised if it was anything else than an effort to firmly fix the power and authority in the hands of our new self appointed leaders in the EU, freeing them from the inefficient and disturbing hazzles of democracy and public opinion.

Democracy will be reserved for decisions that doesn't really matter.



At May 09, 2005 1:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

France = The Sick Man of Europe.


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