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July 19, 2004

What we need in a Constitution.

Again from Mr Kleiman. Quite probably the shortest destruction of the new EU Constitution possible, even if that's not what the comment was aimed at:

The reason that the American Revolution created a republic that has done so well for so long, while the French and Russian revolutions degenerated so quickly into tyranny, was that the American Framers didn't try to create a government capable of doing great good in the hands of brilliant and well-intentioned people. Instead, they tried to create a government that couldn't do too much to ruin the country in the hands of a bunch of corrupt morons. And they did a pretty good job of it.
(Jordan Peterson)
Now, if that document that Giscard spent so long away from his diamonds writing did the above, I think I might even be in favour of it. As it doesn't of course, the answer at the referendum is obvious.

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