So, a couple of days before the first referendum, Jean-Claude Juncker, the
"president" of the European Union, let French and Dutch voters know how much he
values their opinion:
"If at the end of the ratification process, we do not manage to solve the
problems, the countries that would have said No, would have to ask themselves
the question again," "President" Juncker told the Belgian newspaper Le Soir.
Got that? You have the right to vote, but only if you give the answer
your rulers want you to give. But don't worry, if you don't, we'll treat you
like a particularly backward nursery school and keep asking the question until
you get the answer right. Even America's bossiest nanny-state Democrats don't
usually express their contempt for the will of the people quite so crudely.