A Constitutional Crisis

June 13, 2005

Our story on how the French and Dutch rejection of the E.U. constitution derailed the movement toward a united Europe drew mail from those who celebrated the no votes as a defeat of Brussels bureaucrats. Disappointed supporters of Continental integration mourned a missed opportunity

Re "Brussels Burnout" [June 13]: by voting against its ratification, the people of France and the Netherlands did not reject the European constitution. They rejected the fat cats sitting in Brussels who get rich at Europeans' expense and arrogantly tell us how to live. The E.U. has the most undemocratic political system, but...

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