Does the battle to define and defend longstanding social policies just seem
to be more engaged and critical right now, or is it really heating up?
Bureacratic bullies get pushback
First, get power. Then, consolidate it. Next, break promises to the people who helped you get power that you would still recognize their autonomy on important issues. Don’t allow debate, shut down opposition. Exert control.
We knew this would happen
When Ireland was forced to hold another vote in October on the Lisbon Treaty,
giving the European Parliament sweeping power and authority over
individual nations, its promoters promised Irish voters the new
authority would not affect the Irish constitution, and that Ireland
would maintain its sovereignty in constitutionally protected rights.
‘The tendency to meddle in everyone’s business’
Not that long ago, they accurately accused the Communist Party of
doing that in Lithuania. They can now accurately say the same thing
about the European Parliament.
As Europe goes…
…so goes the future of the Irish people? The two are still
intertwined. But at least some power is still in the hands of the Irish.
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Pope John Paul II,
health care reform,
right to life,
Ambassador Christopher Stevens,