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Thursday, June 02, 2005
The people have spoken and the vote is clear: "NO".

The Dutch people have also voted no to a European Union constitution. The constitution is designed to streamline the process of decision making, strengthen the economy and give Europe one unified voice on foreign affairs. As it turns out, only 9 of the 25 members required like the idea.

This is good news for the United States in the sense that the proposed EU constitution as written, would effectively allow the EU to become as powerful politically as the sole superpower; the United States. For now, the people of the EU have decided not to do so and let the world continue to help them make their decisions while, for the most part, they remain an important trading entity and an economic powerhouse.

Here is one of the best quotes of the ordeal made by sheep farmer Jose Bove: "200 years after the (French revolution's storming of the) Bastille, the people of the left today are going to wreck this constitution!" Economically speaking, the all mighty dollar's stock has risen. Thanks Europe!


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