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France to add green rights to constitution
Reuters ^ | June 26, 2003

Posted on 06/27/2003 9:30:00 AM PDT by presidio9

Edited on 04/29/2004 2:02:45 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

The French cabinet this week backed plans to enshrine the right to a clean environment in the constitution, a step President Jacques Chirac said would raise green safeguards to the level of basic human rights.

The plans would enable officials to take action to stop environmental damage. Chirac said they would make environmental rights equal to France's 1789 Declaration of the Rights of Man, which is incorporated in the constitution.


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TOPICS: Announcements; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: environment; france; greenfrogs; rainbowwarrior; surrendermonkeys

1 posted on 06/27/2003 9:30:00 AM PDT by presidio9
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To: presidio9
I'm glad the President of the United States has no such power. Constitutional amendments require that lots of thought go into them, because the process of ammending the constitution is so arduous. The constitution is not a place for fads.
2 posted on 06/27/2003 9:32:46 AM PDT by Paleo Conservative (Do not remove this tag under penalty of law.)
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To: presidio9
GO FOR IT! In 10Y France will be a cesspool of Islamism and and economic black hole that every business on the planet will have to avoid in order to stay in business.

(Not that it isn't already)
3 posted on 06/27/2003 9:33:20 AM PDT by max_rpf
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To: Paleo Conservative
Or you could just give up on a legislative branch and let a Supreme Court make law from the bench.
4 posted on 06/27/2003 9:35:15 AM PDT by presidio9 (RUN AL, RUN!!!)
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To: Paleo Conservative
Looks like France actually does have a 'living' constituion...
5 posted on 06/27/2003 9:35:29 AM PDT by CaptRon
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To: presidio9
Nice to know that a peasant in the french countryside has the same rights as the tree outside Chirac's front door.

How collectively insane can one country become as a result of it's political whores?

I know first hand that the majority of the people in the French countryside do not care for their whacky liberal politicians. Good people, bad front men.

6 posted on 06/27/2003 9:35:34 AM PDT by blackdog (Get comfortable with canabalism, in times coming it will be the fare dejour. Sharpton Stew........)
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To: presidio9
France takes one more step towards the dustbins of History.
7 posted on 06/27/2003 9:36:26 AM PDT by theDentist (Liberals can sugarcoat sh** all they want. I'm not biting.)
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To: presidio9
France to add green rights to constitution

Kermit will be happy to hear this...

8 posted on 06/27/2003 9:37:03 AM PDT by Kenton
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To: Paleo Conservative
The constitution is not a place for fads.

There are(at least) a couple of Justices on the SCOTUS who haven't heard.

9 posted on 06/27/2003 9:37:14 AM PDT by StriperSniper (Frogs are for gigging)
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To: farmfriend; madfly
ping
10 posted on 06/27/2003 9:37:44 AM PDT by Libertarianize the GOP (Ideas have consequences)
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To: presidio9
My suspicion is that this is a UN hatched plan to errode and eventually eliminate private land ownership, being carried out under the cover of "saving our environment" when nothing could be more distant from the truth.

Based on France's positions against Bush and America, you will see a whole lot of UN plans being hatched under the auspices of the French Government. The first shots fired in a froggy/Texan war.

11 posted on 06/27/2003 9:40:11 AM PDT by blackdog (Get comfortable with canabalism, in times coming it will be the fare dejour. Sharpton Stew........)
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To: Kenton

Il n'est pas être facile vert (or something like that)

12 posted on 06/27/2003 9:54:29 AM PDT by martin_fierro (A v v n c v l v s M a x i m v s)
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To: Paleo Conservative
I'm glad the President of the United States has no such power. Constitutional amendments require that lots of thought go into them, because the process of ammending the constitution is so arduous. The constitution is not a place for fads.

There is the supreme court. They can do anything they want to create new rights.

13 posted on 06/27/2003 10:05:15 AM PDT by af_vet_1981
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To: presidio9
Chirac, a conservative

If he's conservative, I'd hate to see what this guy calls liberal.

14 posted on 06/27/2003 10:08:41 AM PDT by ThomasMore
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To: martin_fierro
Il n'est pas être facile vert (or something like that)

Excuse your French.

15 posted on 06/27/2003 10:10:55 AM PDT by presidio9 (RUN AL, RUN!!!)
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To: theDentist
Didn't the Coneheads take Chirac with them when they went back to the planet Beldar?
16 posted on 06/27/2003 10:39:41 AM PDT by richardtavor (Pray for the peace of Jerusalem in the name of the G-d of Jacob)
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To: presidio9
It's either meaningless or dangerous. Just how clean does a person's environment have to be? And how far does a person's environment extend?
17 posted on 06/27/2003 10:50:40 AM PDT by MattAMiller (Down with the Mullahs! Peace, freedom, and prosperity for Iran.)
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To: presidio9
"This gives environmental rights the same weight as the civil and political rights of 1789"

The slippery slope of giving trees the same rights as humans.

Hmmmm, this is going to be funny watching this unfold.
18 posted on 06/27/2003 11:58:22 AM PDT by Weimdog
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To: presidio9
"At the start of the process, we were faced with an empty glass. Today we have a half-empty glass...

That's right keep pissing in that glass Europe.

19 posted on 06/27/2003 12:32:24 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Soddom has left the bunker.)
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To: presidio9
The French cabinet this week backed plans to enshrine the right to a clean environment

Does this mean that they'll finally start bathing and shaving their armpits?

21 posted on 06/27/2003 12:44:31 PM PDT by Scott from the Left Coast
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To: presidio9
What is this talk of adding something to the US Constitution: the presidential line-item veto? Seems like Bohannon really wants some changes to the Constitution. Open the floodgates! ?
22 posted on 06/27/2003 12:46:30 PM PDT by RightWhale (gazing at shadows)
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To: presidio9
"This gives environmental rights the same weight as the civil and political rights of 1789."

Result: Snails file class action suit to halt escargot ingestion.....

23 posted on 06/27/2003 1:38:14 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Racism is the codified policy of the USA .... - The Supremes)
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To: presidio9; marsh2; dixiechick2000; Mama_Bear; doug from upland; WolfsView; Issaquahking; amom; ...
Like we really give a rat's arse what the Frenchies do.

Rights, farms, environment ping.

Let me know if you wish to be added or removed from this list.

24 posted on 06/27/2003 4:59:25 PM PDT by farmfriend ( Isaiah 55:10,11)
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To: presidio9
"Eat your greens' froggies!
25 posted on 06/27/2003 8:58:10 PM PDT by sheik yerbouty
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To: presidio9
Horah!!!!! Long Live the Plants of France!!!!
26 posted on 06/29/2003 7:02:43 PM PDT by CaptIsaacDavis
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To: presidio9
"The French cabinet this week backed plans to enshrine the right to a clean environment in the constitution,

So are they finally going to outlaw leaded gasoline, burning of trash, and driving for maximum fuel burn?

27 posted on 06/29/2003 7:21:07 PM PDT by cookcounty
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To: presidio9
Date Line Paris July 4, 2004

After disarming their fellow Countrymen with the introduction of Green Legislation into the French Constitution last year, the frogs rose up in successful one day coup that gave them control of the Government yesterday.

The new Government, expected to place Kermit T. Frog at its helm, has put an immediate ban on all agriculture commerce and increased local work visa fees by %300 to fund new research into the palatability of Soilent Green.

Senior Social Services and Remedial Developmental Training employees will be dismissed with one week’s severance pay and replaced with members of the former Pork and Poultry Producers Union.

The New Government has also announced plans to reduce the Nations Prison Population by %99 in the next 90 days.
28 posted on 06/30/2003 4:36:39 AM PDT by Fearless Flyers
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