"Why don't Americans have a say in what happens to our Country?"
This is a great victory for the Irish and the cause of freedom, and don't you forget it!
The politic elite are destroying our country in favor of ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT...
"...a New World Order!" And don't think for a second that the current candidates for the
Presidency of the United States are not a part of the politic elite; with the biggest threat
to our sovereignty coming from B. Husein Obama...he rots the soul of the nation!
EU referendum: Ireland rejects Lisbon Treaty
Irish voters have thrown the EU into disarray by rejecting the Lisbon Treaty, the government conceded.
Three hours before the count was expected to be completed, Dermot Ahern, the country’s justice minister, predicted: “It looks like this will be a 'no' vote.”
Mr Ahern added: “At the end of the day, for a myriad of reasons, the people have spoken.”
The decision places massive doubt over the future of the pact designed to bring more European integration.
All 27 European member states have to ratify the treaty for it to go come into force next year. So far it has been approved by 18 members including Britain, but Ireland is the only country to put it to a public vote.
The leaders of the 26 other member states watched with dismay as Ireland voted “no”, a decision that will inevitably lead to much infighting and bickering across Europe.
Despite benefiting from £32 billion in European Grants in recent years, a low turn-out (45 per cent) of the Irish electorate discarded the Treaty, designed to streamline the EU.
The outcome was triumph for a highly-effective No Campaign masterminded by the Libertas group led by the multimillionaire Declan Ganley.
Libertas argued that the Treaty would undermine Ireland’s influence in Europe, would open the door to interference in taxation and enshrine EU law above Irish law.
For Brian Cowen, the newly-installed Irish Prime Minister, the result was a disaster. All the main political parties, aside from Sinn Fein, had supported the Treaty and made strenuous efforts to win the referendum.
Mr Cowen now has to face the embarrassment of explaining to his fellow European leaders why he failed to persuade his nation to adopt the Treaty.