Liberal Europeans Demand Right to Vote in U.S. Elections
From the desk of The Brussels Journal on Thu, 2008-01-03 10:45
A quote from the editorial in the Brussels newspaper De Standaard, 3 January 2008
American presidential elections are not “home affairs.” American decisions have repercussions all over the globe. The American mortgage crisis affects banks in Europe. The insatiable American demand for oil makes the Arabian sheiks rich. The American refusal to care for the environment causes the North Pole ice to melt and coastal areas in Asia to flood. A weakened dollar and an immense budget deficit affect the global economy.
Hence, the world should be given the right to vote. Because the current situation is a blatant case of taxation without representation, against which the Americans rebelled in 1776. But of course the world will not be allowed to vote. The best we can hope for is that the Americans choose a leader who is deeply aware of the U.S.’s responsibility, as a superpower, for the rest of mankind.
The international community was able to limit America’s hegemony somewhat through organisations for international consultation, agreements and the corresponding judicial apparatus. But that system is in crisis, partly through the actions of the current American president.
Submitted by oiznop on Mon, 2008-01-07 00:27.
.....Ms. Evita Neefs elitist bitch...You and your
arrogant Marxist friends just keep your Marxist paws off of my country's
elections....Otherwise, we may have to call upon the Minutemen again for a
little lock and load!.....
How about if we, the Eurpeans, vote for our constitution?
Submitted by ninchenx on Sun, 2008-01-06 09:56.
I'm sure that the woman who
Submitted by BollekeBoy on Sat, 2008-01-05 04:39.
I'm sure that the woman who wrote this would be considered a Europhile through and through. Therefore it should be no surprise that she would think that people should get to vote in elections outside their own nation if the greater good of the world is at stake. People like her think that the idea of national sovereignty is a thing of the past, and that everyone should be a citizen of the world.
Submitted by USAntigoon on Fri, 2008-01-04 22:02.
Read some more about the subject HERE
Conservative Europeans request free migration
Submitted by sharkere on Fri, 2008-01-04 08:41.
We urgently need the transatlantic partnership with free movement of people: All those lefties can then go to live in France, and we can go to live on the newly liberated left coast & make it right.
Submitted by Armor on Fri, 2008-01-04 01:29.
We should first have a referendum in the EU to settle the question.
"Do you want to cast your vote in the US election?"
--> Yes I do !
If most Europeans vote like me, the USA can only bow to our democratically reached decision.
Frank Lee: "It's annoying that we still have odd relics from the past, like capital punishment, in America, but at least I can take comfort in the fact that we still have it because the voters ignore what the elites tell them is the right thing to do."
For all the brainwashing by the media, I don't think most Europeans have become opposed to capital punishment. But their opinion does not count. In fact, abolishment of the death penalty is mentioned in the new EU "constitution", the one that will not need to be approved by the voters.
Liberal Europeans Demand... (More Barf)
Submitted by David_D on Fri, 2008-01-04 01:53.
"Liberal Europeans Demand Right to Vote in U.S. Elections"
Intense jealousy and envy, on display.
"...But of course the world will not be allowed to vote. The best we can hope for is that the Americans choose a leader who is deeply aware of the U.S.’s responsibility, as a superpower, for the rest of mankind. ..."
Sudden moment of sanity, along with some wishful thinking. The United States is not responsible for the rest of Mankind. Each nation is responsible for themselves. "Liberals"* of every country refuse to be responsible for their own selves. Perhaps that is the real problem.
* "Liberal" as in "Socialist"
Submitted by atheling on Fri, 2008-01-04 00:30.
If they want to vote they must:
1. Be subject to view every candidate's advertisements on tv 24 hours a day.
2. Listen to Hillary Clinton's cackling and harangues.
3. And for good measure, how about Howard Dean's scream?
Submitted by marcfrans on Thu, 2008-01-03 22:17.
I knew it! Before I clicked on the editorial of De Standaard newspaper, I knew that this nonsense must have been written by Evita Neefs. And that passes for their chief foreign policy specialist? That editorial board must really think that their average reader must be a real 'domoor'. Perhaps they are right (judging by the manifest impact of the education system on what the Kapitein writes on this blog). In Neefs's world 'facts' don't matter. What matters is ideology. She has no clue about the relative sizes of budget deficits, of who "taxes" who, of who imports oil from who, etc...But, she does read every day the New York Times.
At least, she admitted it openly. In her world view, the role of the 'international community' is "to limit America's hegemony". Voila, such is the nature of so-called "international law". Many surprises are awaiting her.....
Let them vote and tax them
Submitted by Rob the Ugly American on Thu, 2008-01-03 18:45.
There should already be a surcharge on everything that travels to Europe by ship, as it's only the US Navy that keeps the trading lanes clear. They can help solve the deficit by no longer being free riders.
Don't panic .
Submitted by THE DOCTOR on Thu, 2008-01-03 18:11.
AS an old Brit who has seen these liberal nutters make stupid pronouncements before , take no notice . The last thing that I want to do is to vote in US elections , it's bad enough choosing between the scum on offer here . I have often thought that the people who want to stand for office are the very ones that should not hold office . Forgive me , I am getting cynical in my old age .
Not just liberals
Submitted by Frank Lee on Thu, 2008-01-03 17:28.
I've heard this same argument from more moderate Europeans, which does not surprise me since I am convinced that Europeans cannot think for themselves and simply repeat whatever the journalistic and political elites say. It's annoying that we still have odd relics from the past, like capital punishment, in America, but at least I can take comfort in the fact that we still have it because the voters ignore what the elites tell them is the right thing to do.
Article: The best we can
Submitted by altoids on Thu, 2008-01-03 16:39.
Article: The best we can hope for is that the Americans choose a leader who is deeply aware of the U.S.’s responsibility, as a superpower, for the rest of mankind.
Ridiculous. The US owes Europe nothing. Any debts we owed we have repaid in blood, twice. Rather, it is Europe that owes the US for providing a security umbrella, for risking our own cities with nuclear destruction while Europe was unwilling to play host to the weapons that protected them from the Red Army. The US can survive without Europe, but the opposite is not true. Good luck with the future, De Standaard.
I say let Europe vote in the
Submitted by altoids on Thu, 2008-01-03 16:34.
I say let Europe vote in the US elections.. as long as they pay for our
military protection services that we've been providing since 1945.
And we should be allowed to tax them and impose our laws upon them.
Orwell is not a metaphor any more
Submitted by Marvin Brenik on Thu, 2008-01-03 16:28.
The "liberal" is only a nickname for something that is complete liberty for the rulers, and complete captivity (=restricted by forced reforms) for everyone else. It is by definition dictatorship and impoverishment in economical effect. The captivity is being realized via invisible macroeconomic methods, and the more uniform the nations will become the more easily this can be achieved by the very same hostile patterns of monetary and budgetary polices inflicting stagflation in each country. If we join into this system, these methods will kill us as well. The test has already been run through Hungary, which has been the test country to experiment as if the integration has been brought onto the next level. There the EU's reforms have already shown their effects. What an article from Paul Lendvai in last Thursday's Der Standard calls "suicide of the country", sinking into the last economic position among all EU countries, was actually just being the first target of the EU's reforms.
The liberals, or whatever you name them, are so blatantly clear about it that it is hard not to see, yet it seems for many so hard to believe: there is only one oligarchy with the intent to rule the whole world. Together.
There is no division between these rulers, no division and competition in any way whatsoever - whatever division, tension, conflicts or competition exist, it is only what these rulers have created among the people of the different countries and continents, but the rulers themselves are united.
Orwell is not a metaphor any more. It is an immediate threat for all of us, and as we speak they are working on it. Together.
This process under the nickname "liberal/globalist" is what we need to turn around as long as we have a chance. Together.
Fast forward 10 years or
Submitted by Atlanticist911 on Thu, 2008-01-03 15:13.
Fast forward 10 years or so.Will those same liberal Europeans be demanding a similar right to vote in Chinese domestic elections? If so,can you imagine what the Chinese response is likely to be?
Let Europe Vote
Submitted by Vincep1974 on Thu, 2008-01-03 14:56.
I say let Europe vote in the US elections.. as long as they pay for our military protection services that we've been providing since 1945.