posted on Jul, 6 2004 @ 05:24 PM
Actually muppet, the people who want to devolve the US government back to the state level are the same ones who support Bush and his party.
In America, the Supreme Court reviews laws created by the Congress (house and senate) and signed by the president, and determines if they violate the
cosntitution. However the Supreme Court is the one branch of the Federal Government that Bush and his Neo-Con friends have not been able to take
over. So they have ruled several times against their conservative agenda. (Note: American Conservatives are not much like the UK party of the same
name, rather they are much farther to the right, believing in a very different set of morals and ideals)
Since World War 2, the Supreme Court has been more liberal than conservative and they have ruled in ways that really did not sit well with the
American conservatives, especially one group called the Religious Right who are Christians and beileve that America should follow basic Christian
The Supreme Court ruled reciently that the act of sodomy should not be illegal, and this irked the American Conservatives to a great degree and seemed
to be the last straw for them. First they tried to ammend the constitution to limit the Supreme Court's power but when that went nowhere they decied
that the best way to complete their takeover of the American government was to shift power back to the states, because they held power in many of them
If you read through all of the posts by FreeMason, and the debates BadKitty, Esther and I have had with him you'll see that he is pushing a very
conservative and very religious agenda.
Although I should also note that the majority of Americans do not want power shifted back to states, they are quite happy with the strong federal
government and the kind of thing that FreeMason and others are talking about is not at all likely to happen.
About the EU, I've spend a good deal of time in Europe, mostly the UK and France, and I'm moving back across the pond in 2005. I've kept up on the
politics over there deciently well, and yes Europe faces a serious choice: How united should the European Union be?
America history can teach you quite a bit there, a strong federal government could help the EU become a superpower much quicker, but make sure not to
repeat the mistakes of America, many parties and a parlimentary system could help a bit, as could a limited role for any one leader. America's
president is very powerful, and can shape the direction of the nation to a great degree himself, a weaker president or prime minister could forfill
his or her role without becoming as powerful as the American counterpart.
Hope that helps!
May Peace Travel With You
[edit on 7/6/2004 by The Astral City]