The Eurotrash effetes are at it again:
American presidential elections are not “home affairs.” American decisions have repercussions all over the globe. The American mortgage crisis affects banks in Europe. The insatiable American demand for oil makes the Arabian sheiks rich. The American refusal to care for the environment causes the North Pole ice to melt and coastal areas in Asia to flood. A weakened dollar and an immense budget deficit affect the global economy.
Hence, the world should be given the right to vote. Because the current situation is a blatant case of taxation without representation, against which the Americans rebelled in 1776. But of course the world will not be allowed to vote. The best we can hope for is that the Americans choose a leader who is deeply aware of the U.S.’s responsibility, as a superpower, for the rest of mankind.
The international community was able to limit America’s hegemony somewhat through organisations for international consultation, agreements and the corresponding judicial apparatus. But that system is in crisis, partly through the actions of the current American president.
That piece of tripe was penned by one Evita Neefs, a leftie hack who writes for De Standaard in Belgium.
Before she demands a ‘right’ to vote in American Presidential elections, she had better read our Constitution.
Alot of people ascribe ‘right’s (read: wishful thinking) into that 1787 ratified document, that simply are not there.
There is no Constitutional right for individuals to vote in a Presidential election. The only people with a Constitutional right to vote are the electors from each state. How the state legislatures choose and appoint the electors is up to them. It doesn’t necessarily involve a statewide public referendum.
The 24th Amendment is rather vague:
The right of citizens of the United States to vote in any primary or other election for President or Vice President, for electors for President or Vice President, or for Senator or Representative in Congress, shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any State by reason of failure to pay poll tax or other tax.
The tax provision aside, the 24th Amendment at first glance, not only includes voting for electors, but as individuals in a Presidential election. The first part of that paragraph: “The right of citizens of the United States to vote in any primary or other election for President or Vice President…” seems pretty clear, unless you interpret the “for electors” as “only” but not “and”.
I’m very well aware of the Electoral College and its function. What I’m saying is this: The electors cast their vote based on the public vote tally in each state, even though nothing in the exact wording of the Constitution includes the individual citizen voting in a Presidential election.
The Constitution provides that senators will be elected by state legislatures and the President will be selected by a body of “electors” rather than a national vote. In spite of this, citizens still cast votes for chosen candidates, and not specific “electors”. If the Constitution is taken literally, we’re supposed to be voting for electors, not Presidential candidates.
So, Neefs better lobby for voting rights before she demands a vote.
Those Eurotrash effetes are a laugh a minute. The Chinese purchase of their beloved Bubba Clinton’s 1996 re-election wasn’t enough ‘foreign influence’. As long as we had a leftist lackey in office who kissed their ass and opted out of retaliation in the face of growing Islamic terrorism, they were as giddy as a schoolgirl.
Neefs recites the littany of ‘global warming’ although it’s repeatedly debunked, and the “U.S. demand for oil” like a broken record, as if no one drives in Europe.
This snooty little comment takes the cake:
The international community was able to limit America’s hegemony somewhat through organisations for international consultation, agreements and the corresponding judicial apparatus.
Well, how dare the United States defend ourselves from Islamofascist tyranny and protect our interests without consulting the imperious European court of world opinion?
Well, we were good enough to make sure they didn’t become part of the Third Reich and helped prevent Soviet annexation for over 50 years.
As President Bush said in the January 2004 State of the Union address:
“America will never seek a permission slip to defend the security of our country”.
You can betchyer ass on that, Neefs.