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And do you think most EU citizens have a better idea of what the EU is about?

A big part of the reason why I would have voted 'no' to the constitution was the way that the treaty was presented to "the populace". They treated people like children. There was no debate. The "constitution" was drafted as a way for the european political class to save face, and they called it a "constitution" to try to dupe people into identifying with it.

But the solution is obviously not to decide that an informed minority should make all decisions, but to try and inform the majority. Because, who decides who is "informed" and "worthy of a share in decision-making"? That's a decision, too.

Hence democracy, which is imperfect but better than most alternatives.

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Mon Feb 20th, 2006 at 04:29:23 PM EST
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