maandag, 4 april 2005
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De EU Grondwet: een blauwdruk voor ellende

Onze Eurofiele regering wil ons doen geloven dat er na een JA op de ‘Europese Grondwet’, weinig tot niets zal veranderen – het zou tenslotte slechts gaan om een samenvatting van bestaande EU verdragen die al geruime tijd van kracht zijn. De study ‘WHAT THE EU CONSTITUTION DOES’ biedt een ontluisterend beeld van de enorme machtsverplaatsing van nationaal niveau richting de EU Super Staat: “Those pushing the Constitution may well have the hope that because the same name, ‘European Union’, is used before and after, people will not notice the profound legal-political significance of the change being proposed.”

Hieronder enkele citaten:

“In 2001 the Laeken Declaration of EU Presidents and Prime Ministers set up the Convention on the Future of Europe to consider the widely acknowledged problem of the lack of democracy in the EU, and how to make the EU less centralised and bring it closer to its peoples. This Laeken Declaration referred to the possibility of restoring powers from the EU to its Member States and mentioned the drafting of a Constitution only as another possibility, “in the long run”. But instead of making proposals for a more democratic and less centralised EU, the Euro-federalists who dominated the Convention rushed headlong into drafting a Constitution which proposes replacing the existing EU by a new Union in the constitutional form of a supranational European Federal State.”

“The fundamental reason why so many national political leaders take a wholly uncritical view of this proposed EU Constitution is that every transfer of national power to Brussels increases their own personal power at EU level, where they make laws for 450 million Europeans on the 25-member EU Council of Ministers. At national level Ministers are part of the executive arm of government. They must have the support of elected national parliaments for their policies. Shifting power from the national to the EU level however has the effect of transforming these same Ministers into supranational legislators for over half a continent. This naturally appeals to personally ambitious Ministers and aspiring Ministers in opposition. This huge increase in the power of a small number of politicians comes at the expense of a reduced say for ordinary people in the various EU countries, the loss of their right to decide who will make their laws and to elect and dismiss their rulers, and with that their national democracy and independence.”

Lees verder op FREE EUROPE:…

“The EU Constitution is the birth certificate of the United States of Europe.”

– German Minister for Europe Hans Martin Bury, Die Welt, 25-2-2005

“We know that nine out of ten people will not have read the Constitution and will vote on the basis of what politicians and journalists say. More than that, if the answer is No, the vote will probably have to be done again, because it absolutely has to be Yes.”

– Jean-Luc Dehaene, Former Belgian Prime Minister and Vice-President of the EU Convention, Irish Times, 2-6-2004

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  1. Nuchtere Nederlander schreef op : 1

    Elke oplettende maar nauwelijks ge-informeerde burger zou zich behoren af te vragen, waarom hij na de ongevraagde introductie van de Euro en het Turkse lidmaatschap nu plotseling zo nodig wordt geraadpleegd over een "grondwet", die volgens de eurofielen zelf nauwelijks politieke veranderingen (dus politieke betekenis) zouden inhouden.