George H. Wittman’s analysis of the effect of the Irish “no” vote on the EU’s previously-rejected Constitution, now cleverly disguised as the Lisbon “Treaty” (well, not so cleverly disguised), was very good as far as it went. May I respectfully fill it out?
It should be added that only three countries have been allowed to present the ConstiTreaty to their electorate for a referendum, and all three rejected it.
The British referendum — solemnly promised by all three major parties at the last election — was rudely dismissed by the government of Gordon Brown on the grounds that the original EEC vote by referendum decades ago settled the matter. There have been rumblings of a general strike, civil disobedience, and even armed rebellion. Not a joke.
Furthermore, the EU politicrats continue to describe the ConstiTreaty as a refining of what’s already there, blatantly ignoring a nest of vipers hidden in the reeds, not the least of which is a very powerful executive, a more-powerful Foreign Minister, a section making it more difficult for member states to avoid EU diktats, and others.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?