At least this way Irish citizens have a better chance of making their voice
heard if they are able to petition and lobby TD's directly
rather than being lost in the beauracratic wilderness that is Brussels.
On 5/19/08, Timothy Murphy <gayleard at eircom.net> wrote:
>> On Monday 19 May 2008 10:54:28 am Braun Brelin wrote:
>> > This concept of a "United States of Europe"
> > with a strong federal government is
> > a perfect example of the "top down" philosophy of government. This form
> > government is inflexible and
> > rife with the potential for abuse. I guarantee you that the first thing
> > the EU parliament will start doing is passing laws
> > to bring in "tax harmonization", which is a code phrase for "raising
> > taxes". Forget about getting any of the
> > sort of things that people on this list care about passed, such as
> > software patents and other intellectual property
> > concerns. The lobbyists for big corporations such as the Pharmas,
> > Agri-Food, etc. will simply overwhelm the average
> > citizens ability to petition for change.
>>> While Ireland can take on the WTO and the pharmaceutical companies
> single-handed, with help from the leprechauns?
> And Martin Cullen can tell the US to stuff its patent laws?
> Timothy Murphy
> e-mail: gayleard /at/ eircom.net
> tel: +353-86-2336090, +353-1-2842366
> s-mail: School of Mathematics, Trinity College, Dublin 2, Ireland
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