Mark Steyn on The Corner:
[T]he difference between the US constitution and the proposed EU constitution is that the latter boils down to: "We the people agree to leave it to you the people who know better than the people."Agreed--but Steyn underestimates how many Americans want to be ruled by a bureaucratic elite rather than by popular sovereignty.
Assistant Village Idiot in comments:
[W]e have to accept that a certain large percentage of Americans actually want someone else to "take care of all the details for them" and not be bothered. They want someone else to take the risks and responsibilities. We are no longer in the age of Reagan - which is why we're not electing any.MORE & MORE:
From Richard Fernandez at Belmont Club:
Europe and America will meet such fates as they choose. However long they’ve lived in liberty; however ancient their constitutional guarantees, they can choose unfreedom in a moment. One day they may decide they have a right to choose dependency; to choose slavery. No regrets now.