On Thu, Mar 10, 2005 at 11:32:00AM +0000, Bryan O'Donoghue wrote:
> As someone who opposes a Federal Euopean Union (precisely because I
> doubt in it's ability to govern in place of an Irish parliment ),
In fairness, it's hard to do a worse job.
> conglomeration of nominally democratic entities, but, the structure of
> the EU, is not a democracy... quite clearly. Yes, apparently, that's the
> fault of those of us, who don't want a Federal Union... and alarmingly,
> the "fix" the Federalists seem to be proposing is A) Not to make any
> real moves to reforming the Fundamental structure of having the
> Comission at the Apex of European legislative enunciation B) to make it
> easier, for large voting blocs in the quasi-Democratic  Comission to
> push proposals through the Comission and C) to give more power to the
> EU, in the process.
Democracy is about empowering large voting blocs, that's what democracy
is. It's majoritarianism.
Your mails seem like contradictory jingoistic non-sensical ramblings.
You wan't more a more power to the democratically elected parliament but
describe yourself as an anti-Federalist. When you suggest things like
> To my mind, the only accountable, entity with a competence at Euopean
> level is the European Parliment and unfortunately, the proposals of the
> constitution _don't_ put that democratic entity at the Apex of governance.
... doesn't that imply a greater federalism? If more authority is to be
divested to a European-level parliament, unless you're talking about a
single superstate that implies greater federalism.
>  Recent events with the patent fiasco, only reaffirm the belief that
> the EU, is incompetent to govern effectively.
And you think the Oireachtas isnt?
Colm MacCárthaigh Public Key: colm+pgp at stdlib.net
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