Monday, October 13, 2008

Lisbon Treaty ratification ‘is not at will; it is an obligation’.

So says former EU commissioner for Belgium Viscount Etienne Davignon, when he spoke at a European symposium at University College Cork in Ireland last week. Perhaps one should have anticipated the tenor of his speech given that the symposium was entitled ‘Europe: International Power’, for the assertion of political power is increasingly what the EU is about, and mere matters of trade and questions of national sovereignty were relegated to the periphery years ago.

The Viscount preached in pseudo-religious terms: ‘Signing the treaty is the most solemn thing that states can do. It's a commitment to the other states. The ratification process is not at will, it is an obligation."

Solemn? Obligation? There’s a divinity that shapes our ends...

The Viscount must be sensing the Hand of God upon his shoulder (God seems to be placing his hand upon quite a lot of centre-left shoulders at the moment). He speaks as though anointed with the Divine Right of Kings, which established as a fundamental maxim that the King could do no wrong. The monarch becomes a despot, doing what he pleases. The Divine Right teaches that people were made for the benefit of the King, and he may choose what liberties, if any, to bestow upon them. So it is with the new Caesar.

The Viscount reinforces the infallibility of his ex cathedra pronouncement, saying: "I find it unacceptable that a government that has committed to other governments in good faith that it would carry this (ratification) out, why then is this the only case when a government does not resign (if it fails)? It is not acceptable."

So Viscount Etienne Davignon finds it ‘unacceptable’ that a democratically-elected government should consult its people and then reconsider its policy in the light of the will of its people expressed through a referendum.

The Viscount might just consider that the Irish government had no democratic mandate to sign the Lisbon Treaty in the first place. And he might also consider that no EU government had the authority to do so since doing so negated the sovereignty of their peoples and neutered their legislatures further.

The Irish minister for foreign affairs Micheal Martin has confirmed that the Irish government would not be able to ratify the Lisbon Treaty before European parliamentary elections in June next year. As a consequence, ‘only 736 MEPs can be elected to the chamber as laid out under the Nice Treaty instead of the 751 MEPs envisaged under Lisbon. This will reduce the national quota of MEPs in 12 member states, something that is likely to be highly unpopular.’

It is likely that 26 countries will have ratified the Lisbon Treaty by the end of this year, and Ireland shall be portrayed in the media as the pariah state – insular, isolated, anti-communautaire, backward-looking, in the slow lane, on the wrong track, missing the train or the boat, etc., etc.

The path of salvation is narrow indeed, and few are able navigate it.

9 Comments:

Blogger Tomrat said...

Your Grace,

Little to add except Etienne Davignon is a Bilderburg group member; you dont have to be a conspiracy nut to have a bad taste in your mouth every time one of these one-world government-types open their mouthes.

It is his ilk that will lead us to Armageddon.

13 October 2008 at 08:07  
Anonymous no nonny said...

So Ireland's in the best place to be! Good for them. Wish we were there too.

[They all look alike those pompous, windbag, eurocrats - don't they? I expect they all sound alike too - the Beeb's started broadcasting a lot of frog noises on the World Service].

13 October 2008 at 09:01  
Blogger Dave said...

You naughty naughty boyos for saying no!
Go stand in the corner

13 October 2008 at 10:58  
Blogger Damo Mackerel said...

I remember well when us Irish voted no on the Lisbon treaty. The Irish media went ballistic on us. Some stooping so low as to call us pond life. However, the Irish government will have another vote and will keep doing so until we say yes. Democracy in Europe is dead. Why don't ye Brits have a vote?

13 October 2008 at 13:18  
Blogger McKenzie said...

Jn 19:10-11-THEN SAITH PILATE UNTO HIM, SPEAKEST THOU NOT UNTO ME? KNOWEST THOU NOT THAT I HAVE POWER (or authority) TO CRUCIFY THEE, AND HAVE POWER TO RELEASE THEE? JESUS ANSWERED, THOU COULDEST HAVE NO POWER AT ALL AGAINST ME, EXCEPT IT WERE GIVEN THEE FROM ABOVE: THEREFORE HE THAT DELIVERED ME UNTO THEE HATH THE GREATER SIN.

13 October 2008 at 16:29  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Revived Roman Empire!.
Who will be caesar I wonder???.

13 October 2008 at 18:25  
Blogger Arkangel said...

Anonymous said...

Revived Roman Empire!.
Who will be caesar I wonder???.

13 October 2008 18:25

Mandy, if he has his way!!

13 October 2008 at 19:13  
Anonymous witness said...

Revelation 13: has “a beast rising out of the sea,
having seven heads and ten horns, and on his horns ten crowns, and
on his heads a blasphemous name” (verse 1). This “beast” receives “his power, his throne, and great authority” from the dragon, Satan (verse 2; compare 12:3). Its characteristics are those of a leopard, a bear and a
lion (Revelation 13:2).
Centuries earlier Daniel wrote of these same beasts as symbolic of the successive empires of Babylon, Persia and Greece (Daniel 7:4-6; compare with Daniel 8:19-22), each of which would rule the Holy Land. Later that territory would be captured and controlled by Rome, synonymous with a terrible fourth beast Daniel described. John writes about the revival of this ancient system: “And I saw one of his heads as if it had been mortally wounded, and his deadly wound was healed” (Revelation 13:3).
At the time of the end all these ancient empires will seem, from a
historical perspective, to have been permanently destroyed. But much of their ancient cultural and religious heritage has been carefully preserved.
From this heritage the end-time revival of the Roman Empire, a
powerful alliance of 10 “kings” or rulers—in our day having titles such as president, prime minister or chancellor—will arise shortly before Christ returns.

13 October 2008 at 21:57  
Blogger RS said...

Psa 2:1 Why do the nations rage and the peoples plot in vain?
Psa 2:2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD and against his Anointed, saying,
Psa 2:3 "Let us burst their bonds apart and cast away their cords from us."
Psa 2:4 He who sits in the heavens laughs; the Lord holds them in derision.


Lets just enjoy the spectacle of seeing these rulers of the present darkness suffer divine scorn. Their time approaches - will they heed the warning?

Psa 2:9 You shall break them with a rod of iron and dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel."
Psa 2:10 Now therefore, O kings, be wise; be warned, O rulers of the earth.

26 October 2009 at 12:58  

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