European constitution: NO!
So you won’t hear me say that I think this whole document, which they call a 'constitution' is a bureaucrat’s power manual to the EU. I just can’t say that, I did not read the thing. Although I have read articles from ‘experts’ who tried and they said they could not either understand it, it's to complex. So that makes two good reasons to vote no:
- Never vote in favor for something that is going to change a lot of things, but which nobody can explain to you.
- Never vote for a constitution that you cannot understand. Because that is not a constitution meant for you.
So I was delighted to read this Times article (Hat tip: Modern Tribalist):
Dutch lose their faith in Europe
Quotes from the article:
"a majority of its citizens are opposed, and by no small margin"
"A recent poll was telling. It showed that 42 per cent of Dutch would choose to vote “no”, against 28 per cent who plan to vote “yes”. The Netherlands is the only founding member of the EU in which opinion polls suggest that the constitution will be rejected."
"The Government hopes that, with the Netherland’s two big neighbours — France and Germany — likely to ratify the constitution just before their own referendum, the Dutch will feel too isolated to reject it. They have launched a massive TV advertising campaign to get their message across."
"But Maurice de Hond, the Netherlands’ most prominent pollster, said that the referendum on the constitution was likely to become a protest vote about the direction of the EU. 'People are voting about everything but the constitution,' he said. 'They are voting about the euro, about the ten new countries, about Turkey, about the Government. Turkey is a big issue and a much clearer issue than the constitution, which they have never read.'"
This all thanks to the Dutch politicians, who so adequately rule the Dutch kingdom. How ironic. They will have to do a lot of explaining if they spoil the party. But look it from the bright side: The Dutch will have back there role as guide country of the world, well ok EU.
But don’t expect them to loose easy, we can now expect the biggest propaganda campaign ever.
Important and related:
The Dutch on the Netherlands