Saturday, June 04, 2005

Hey! Lets play Wheres Waldo? with what's left of your liberties!

The goal of the authors of the EU Constitution is clearly intended to cut off what would become a century of interpretation, and given the member states predilection to nip at basic rights, it seems like a sound approach. On the down side this indicates a huge amount of distrust of any future motive to amend it.

«Article II-14: Right to education
1. Everyone has the right to education and to have access to vocational and continuing training. »
(Why is it even necessary to ascribe this right?)

«2. This right includes the possibility to receive free compulsory education. »
(Ah!! THATS why!)

«Article II-17: Right to property

1. Everyone has the right to own, use, dispose of and bequeath his or her lawfully acquired possessions. No one may be deprived of his or her possessions, except in the public interest and in the cases and under the conditions provided for by law, subject to fair compensation being paid in good time for their loss. The use of property may be regulated by law insofar as is necessary for the general interest.

Article II-20: Equality before the law
Everyone is equal before the law. »
(except when they need to be treated unfairly in the interest of fairness)

«Article II-23: Equality between men and women
Equality between men and women must be ensured in all areas, including employment, work and pay.»
(If individuals have rights whay is this even here? WAIT for it.)

«The principle of equality shall not prevent the maintenance or adoption of measures providing for specific advantages in favour of the under-represented sex. »
(Men, representing 49% of the population and the overwhelming majority of workplace deaths should get a hand up, then. No?)

(That word itself is bad enough. Its a creator of factionalism, and the noble art of vague killing off the future with group oriented Marxism)

«Article II-29: Right of access to placement services
Everyone has the right of access to a free placement service.»
(How about room service? Why not give them room service too? Dont they need a little comfort in their helplessness?)

I could go on, but youre looking sleepy. Why dont we just wait for some Howard Zinn type to write an Alternate History

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