Some Euros Think They Should Be Able To Vote In US Elections

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    Oh man!

    Not my favorite site, but at least they are translating:

    http://www.brusselsjournal.com/node/2825

    Wow they admit to the reason for ICC. I thank them for reminding me of at least one reason I shouldn't hate Bush.
     
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    That's pretty ridiculous.

    My guess is that the vast majority of Europeans do not think they should be allowed to vote in US elections.
     
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    But I bet a significant number of their elites do. As stated, it's part of the reason they wish to tangle the US in international organizations.
     
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    No, I'm pretty sure that they don't believe they should be able to vote in US elections. Do you really think that they believe 8 million Belgians should vote in American elections whereas 300 million Americans shouldn't be able to vote in Belgian elections? A few screwballs may think that, but everyone else doesn't.

    But yes you are correct in that it is generally in the best interests of the rest of the world to have the most powerful nation sign treaties and abide by the rule of international law.
     
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    Ya, just cause Britain tried the same shit in 2004, no one in Europe thinks they should tell us what to do.

    My response is simple, they want a vote? They join our country and live under OUR Government.
     
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    Of course. It's moronic to think otherwise.
     
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    I said, 'significant number' of 'elites', not 8 million Belgians. Actually what many from other countries see at 'their best interests' in keeping us under control, may not be in our best interest or in actuality, even theirs.

    I really do think we should NOT go along with ICC and do think we need out of UN.
     
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    Their reasons are logical, of course their demands are not. but then again, we shouldn't be interfering with other nations elections either.
     
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    I was positing the opinion from the few elites who would argue they should vote in American elections. Turn the tables on them that Americans should vote in their elections, and I think most people would disagree.

    America should stay in the UN but should not be a part of the ICC.
     
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    I agree with the first part, something like, "When the rest of the world can join in your elections, we'll consider it."

    As for the above of yours I bolded, you're halfway there. :lol:
     

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