Stephen Pollard picks up on the controversy surrounding the vetoing of Rocco Buttiglione as an EU Commissioner because of his mainstream Catholic views on homosexuality, and argues that it points to a deeper problem should the current draft of the European Constitution be adopted:
If the proposed EU constitution is adopted, it will not matter what Mr Buttiglione, or anyone else, thinks. Most areas of morality and fundamental policy would no longer be amenable to democratic decision making; they are dictated in the text of the constitution. US states will be freer than EU member states to legislate as their populations see fit. US states can decide, for example, whether to have the death penalty. The new EU constitution says: “No one shall be condemned to the death penalty, or executed.”
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