Thursday, December 11, 2008

Democracy is dead

This is not a surprise to me as I predicted it would happen but I am still disgusted by the decision...

Ireland agrees to 2nd vote on EU treaty

This destroys forever the myth that the European Union is a democratic institution and, if this wretched Treaty is endorsed at the second attempt, then Irish democracy dies with it.

I voted against this Treaty in June like 53% of the electorate. We have now been dismissed in the most contemptible act of arrogance I have ever seen displayed by an Irish government.

I hear today the EU talking about issues like abortion and neutrality. These issues had no bearing whatsoever in my decision to reject this Treaty. I don't want it as I perceive it to be a threat to the sovereignty of nation-states across the EU.

My feelings are being dismissed out of hand. It is a disgrace.

If they want to push through this Treaty then they will have a fight on their hands to do it. I urge Irish people to stand up for democracy and not allow the European elite in Brussels to ignore our concerns.

As a proper European democrat once remarked, "I may not agree with what you have to say but I will defend to the death your right to say it."

I would implore even those voters who voted Yes in June to defend our right to say No, or risk losing that right forever.


  1. Anonymous9:52 AM

    Great beat ! I wish to apprentice even as you amend your site,
    how could i subscribe for a weblog web site? The account helped me a acceptable deal.
    I were a little bit familiar of this your broadcast offered brilliant clear idea

    Also visit my blog post: new idea business

  2. Anonymous2:14 AM

    Wash your curly hair at the very least two days in a week.

    s Therapy Treatment line, which is a lightweight replenishing treatment that protects and maintains hair condition.
    Both brands are popular in known hair salons and spas.

    Look into my site - hair products

  3. Anonymous7:26 AM

    At that time, I was a very ordinary promoter at a small company, of
    course, I earned not much money which was just enough to support myself.
    Go here to instantly download Yeast Infection No More Book What precisely makes Yeast Infection
    No More Book unique is the degree of focus that is given to
    each and every aspect needed to attain permanent escape from candidiasis linked symptoms.

    Company Name: Fayette Chiropractic Center Address: 126 New Hope Road, Fayetteville,
    Georgia 30214 Contact Telephone Number: (770) 461-2225 Fax Telephone Number: (770) 461-0186 Email:
    info@fayettechiropractic. The fourth chair of the
    Fine Group is a rotating chair filled by Jimmy Gaudreau
    (veteran of The Country Gentlemen, J. ’ ”   The final breaking
    point, she says, was when he said he wanted to move his ex-stripper girlfriend in with them.

    Also visit my webpage; nonevincive

  4. Anonymous2:56 AM

    So, my doctor prescribed more antibiotics, this time a distinct type.
    Most of you probably know that the tonsils act as part of the immune system in
    the body. People who suffer with tonsil stones are interested in one
    thing only. Initial reversible attachment of free swimming micro-organisms
    to surface2. Although generally harmless, the white lumps (also called "tonsilloliths") can be both
    irritating and painful, and tonsil stones treatment becomes necessary if
    their presence is chronic or interferes with swallowing or other functions.

    Here is my page :: tonsil stone

  5. Anonymous2:29 PM

    The product, according to the brand, can be applied throughout the day on
    dry hair if one's hair is medium to very coarse. Right away register your GHD curly hair straightener concerning the GHD webpage so that you just can enact the 2-year ensure as well as to look at to make certainyours is genuine. Generally, these products are more expensive than their watered-down counterparts, but you can find a few affordable pure silicone hair products (see below).

  6. Anonymous11:31 PM

    Yeast infection cannot be eliminated if only treated with a one-dimensional treatment like antibiotics,
    creams, pills, or detox diets. Further information
    can be obtained by contacting the Washington Institute of Natural Medicine
    at (202) 237-7681. And, for individuals who are eligible for both CLASS and Medicaid,
    a portion of the CLASS benefits will be used to offset the costs
    to Medicaid. Yet again, new advances and engineering make these procedures rapid and helpful, and this cuts
    down on the value tremendously. There is use of only the best
    of natural vegetarian ingredients like rehydrated textured soya, wheat flour and wheat protein, vegetable oil that has
    salt and some fatty acid emulsifier namely mono-glycerides and di-glycerides.

    Also visit my webpage Hugues

  7. Anonymous9:08 AM

    That is a good tip especially to those fresh to the blogosphere.
    Short but very precise information… Thanks for sharing this one.
    A must read article!

    My homepage cellulite treatment reviews