Thursday, March 22, 2007

A Warning to Heed

The EU Commission President warns against "political correctness and moralising politicians."

I'm very glad for this. I remember being utterly disgusted with the patronizing tone of the Irish government when Irish voters rejected the initial proposal for the EU Constitution. The voters overwhelmingly rejected it. The response of the Irish ministers was to berate them for making the wrong choice and for embarrassing them in front of their Eurofriends. A few months later, they put the matter up again; now that the Irish voters had been sufficiently woodshedded by their moral leaders, they voted in favor.

Actually, I was upset with the Irish voters, too, for succumbing. They even voted for it by the same margin they had rejected it by the first time. It hardly dissuades the scolds on high when their scolding actually works.

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