Skip to comments.British move to suspend vote deepens European rift
Posted on 06/03/2005 4:11:53 AM PDT by M. Espinola
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A few years ago, I listened to a talk radio show during which the host was interviewing an American who had lived for many years in Europe. I don't remember the name of the host or the guest, but I'll never forget something the guest said. The host had asked him to summarize for the audience, in one sentence, the difference between Europe and the United States. The guest thought for a moment and said:
"In Europe, if something is not explicitly allowed, it is forbidden; in the United States, if something is not explicitly forbidden, it is allowed."
While I've never been to Europe, this fits with everything I've seen come from that continent. It speaks to where the primary or default power of decision resides, with the people or with the political class. Of course, when the primary power of decision resides with the people, that is a state we call freedom.
Euro on way up if so--gas $1/gallon aqui.
Yes! The voters have seen & heard enough from those two to fully fathom when being taken for a political ride.
There shall indeed be some very interesting months ahead in turbulent 'Euroland' .
I am not sure I understood the last portion of the statement correctly?
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