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Post Fun with Analogies: What if US Functioned Like EU?
Created by John Eipper on 10/21/17 12:43 PM

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Fun with Analogies: What if US Functioned Like EU? (John Heelan, -UK, 10/21/17 12:43 pm)

As Tor Guimaraes (19 October) has taken the discussion into the murk of deductive reasoning via analogy, how acceptable would it be for US WAISers if EU principles were applied to "America First"?  Anything could happen with Trump.

1.  US states suffering unemployment and economic woes (see bottom 27 on Wiki) have to be funded by the top five.

2.  For four days every month, the denizens of Capitol Hill have to move to Canada for their parliamentary meeting.

3.  The Trump Administration creates rules, policies and procedures to hamper the Senate and Congress exercising their democratic duties.

4.  The Washington "gravy train for officials" emulates the EU one in Brussels and Strasbourg.

5.  States wishing to secede from the US are castigated with as many legal and other obstacles placed in their way by the Administration as possible.

6.  Legal decisions (other than SCOTUS) override local State legislation.

People will say (rightly) that the saving grace for the US is the Constitution. National referendums in Ireland and others on the euro and the EU "constitution" (aka the Lisbon Treaty that altered the voting weight of Member States) and changed the Voting principle to a "qualified majority voting" system were dismissed by the EU Commission, which told recalcitrant Member States to go back and do it again until it got the answer the EU Commission wanted.

The saving grace for the US is its 200-year-old Constitution that underlines its democracy. The 10-year-old EU constitution does not.

JE comments:  Several of the above, especially 3 and 4, are already applicable.  Right?

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