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I have read most of the constitutional treaty, voted for it in France in 2005, yet I find the way it was ratified in France, after a no vote, to be more or less a denial of democracy. I know some of the "no" vote campaign used doubtful arguments in 2005, but the same can be said of the "yes" campaign ; more problematic is that an important reason I voted yes was in the hope that it would enable popular legitimacy for the EU projects, and indeed for reforms moving away from neoliberalism. The Lisbon treaty, with the current process of adoption, which includes voluntary obfuscation, denial of former negative referendums, is killing the popular legitimacy for the European project. It seems "no" isn't an answer, and can only be caused by ignorance or misleading.

Well, a democracy that can't take "no" for an answer isn't doing very well. And further kicking it by ramming Lisbon through is hurting it more than the imbalances of Nice.

Un roi sans divertissement est un homme plein de misères

by linca (antonin POINT lucas AROBASE gmail.com) on Mon Dec 29th, 2008 at 08:04:54 AM EST

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