On Thu, 10 Mar 2005 10:13:06 +0000, Bryan O'Donoghue <typedef at eircom.net> wrote:
> The notion that voting to give _more_ power, to a European structure,
> that is by the pro-Federalist's own admission, broken, and setup to
> allow continued abuse of power "essentially" apparently _isn't_ any kind
> of shortfall of logic, reason or mental faculty.
As I understood it, the idea expressed by Colm was along the lines of:
- Things are a bit broken now, as Commission and Council have excess of power
- New Constitution moves more power to Parliament, away from Comm & Council
- Then things will be a bit less broken, and more representative of people
This make some sense to me. Even if the constitution is not perfect,
if it's better and leads to a better EU (better == more
democratic/representative, at least in my opinion), then the future
changes arising out of an improved EU should also lead to further
movement in this direction. Refusal of the constitution leads to
preservation of the current system/arrangements... which you and
"pro-Federalists" acknowledge as broken.
I haven't studied the Constitution, so I don't know for a fact that it
delivers what Colm says it does, but I expect that he is right.
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