Wednesday, January 28, 2004
USS Clueless has hit a condition that in anyone else would be called speechless. Why? Because of this:
In her new book, Danish Liberal EU spokesperson Charlotte Antonsen questions the use of referenda as a useful way to build up European democracy.
The book - "Towards the European Constitution" warns that the EU could fall apart if the Danish practise of consulting the people in referenda over important EU treaties is copied by other member states.
"Referenda have a very conservative effect on development. If the other countries copy us, the EU will fall apart", she writes.
Mrs Antonsen, a member of the Danish Parliament for the ruling Liberal party, argues that representative democracy is just as democratic as referenda.
"Referenda are in fact pure gambling. There is no guarantee of a positive outcome, unfortunately".(emphasis mine)
In short, if we can't get those stupid plebes to do what we want, we shouldn't let them vote. The arrogance, elitism, and lust for power are framed in five tiny paragraphs. It's breathtaking.
No wonder the Donks love the EU so much.