fredag, maj 27, 2005

Cato Institute: Rösta nej till EU-grundlagen

William Niskanen, ordförande för Cato Institute, skriver i Tech Central Station om farorna med den nya EU-grundlagen:

Over time, all governments seek broader powers than first authorized. To quote Madison, "In framing a government, which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed, and in the next place, oblige it to control itself." That is why the U.S. Constitution was crafted in a way that carefully enumerates and thereby limits the powers of the federal government.

The Europeans have every reason to be concerned about a government in Brussels, the powers of which are not clearly defined. Consequently, a demonstrably imperfect Europe of national states, as it is at present, may be a better protection of European liberty than approving the proposed Constitution in the hope for a more perfect European Union.