Wednesday, May 25, 2005

The EU Dictatorship?

From The Eurabian Times:

The E.U., hardly noted fans of listening to the people who they claim to represent, says that countries which reject the constitution should should hold second referendums:

France and the Netherlands should re-run their referendums to obtain the "right answer" if their voters reject Europe's constitutional treaty in imminent national ballots, Jean-Claude Juncker, the holder of the EU presidency, said on Wednesday.

"The countries which have said No will have to ask themselves the question again. And if we don't manage to find the right answer, the treaty will not enter into force," he said in an interview with the Belgian Le Soir newspaper.

Pro-constitution politicians across Europe have been sounding increasingly alarmist about the consequences of a No vote. "If the No side wins on Sunday, it will be a catastrophe for France, for Chirac, for everyone," Mr Juncker said in his interview.

Well, let's see. When a leader of a country becomes a leader by the vote of a people, but then never allows another vote, or when he does, the election is set up so that only he can win, what do we call that?

A dictatorship.

Ok, so when a country (or in this case a "Union") holds elections over and over until the citizens vote the way the leaders want them to vote, what should we call that?