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Our future under a ratified Lisbon Treaty

June 2, 2008

The Lisbon Treaty research – continued:
The conceptual analysis of democracy, the rule of law and the examination of the extent to which these concepts are realised in practice have become our last defence against the power-grab performed by the political class of Europe under the Lisbon process. Instead of – or in addition to – the approach of legality, when being confronted with the issue of the Lisbon Treaty, the objective definition of democracy, constitutionalism and rule of law have remained our last resort to preserve the freedom of Europe.

The essay is published in three parts:

Our future under a ratified Lisbon Treaty – I.
http://www.indymedia.ie/article/87683

Our future under a ratified Lisbon Treaty – II.
http://www.indymedia.ie/article/87712

Our future under a ratified Lisbon Treaty – III.
http://www.indymedia.ie/article/87730

Abstract

With regard to the real meaning of the rule of law and the genuine principles of democracy, it is the proposed agenda of the elected that has been accepted by an electorate, therefore the elected should follow their agenda forming the very basis of their democratic legitimacy, rather than adjusting their agenda to their personal preferences. Furthermore, it is the law – and any constitution – that needs to be adjusted to the principles of democracy, rather than adjusting the law to the personal ambitions of the elected leaders.

However, the Lisbon process is a process of altering the original political agenda of the elected and altering the domestic and international laws to support the personal preferences of a small federalist political oligarchy. As a process redefining the principles of democracy into its exact opposite: dictatorship, the pre-Lisbon process has led to the popular fallacies deeming the Lisbon process as a “legally, democratically and internationally acceptable” process in Europe.

The false reasoning in such view – embedded in a circular reasoning combined with a series of contradictions – can be summarised as follows:

1) An act of a political leadership is legal, because it is said to be “legal”.

2) An act of a political leadership is democratic, as long as it is legal, even if the law itself contradicts the principles of democracy.

3) A political leadership is assumed to have democratic legitimacy as long as it has been elected, even if the elected representatives overthrow a national constitution, abandon their electorate and contradict their political agenda.

Because the current dictatorial leadership claims its monopoly for exercising constitutional powers, political theory calls this form of regime “constitutional dictatorship”.

The essay “Our future under a ratified Lisbon Treaty” (published in three parts) explains in detail how the main conceptual pillars of democracy have collapsed in the EU-countries during the pre-Lisbon process and it presents how the post-ratification scenario would stabilise the current status of constitutional dictatorship in Europe.

In the final analysis it is a NO vote to the Lisbon Treaty on June 12
THAT CAN SAVE EUROPE FROM THIS TOTALITARIAN TREATY AND CAN SAVE THE WORLD FROM SUCH A FATAL TURN IN HISTORY

Contents of the essay

Part I.
1. Our last defence against Lisbon: restoring the conceptual pillars of democracy
2. The collapse of democracy through the collapse of domestic and international laws

Part II.
3. The collapse of democracy through the collapse of meaningful elections

Part III.
4. Our future under a ratified Lisbon Treaty: no sovereignty, no freedom
5. Our future under a ratified Lisbon Treaty: no choice of systems = system of no choices
6. Our future under a ratified Lisbon Treaty: spinning into the dark

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