Our homework today, as Americans, is to figure out what just happened at the European Parliament last week. From what I can tell, through a series of shell-game-style parliamentary manuevres, the constitutional arrangement to formalize the European supra-state--rejected overwhelmingly by voters in France and the Netherlands in 2005--has just been adopted, despite the fact the citizens of the European countries under its legal domain haven't voted for it.
No wonder pro-referendum Members of European Parliament (MEPs) staged a noisy protest on behalf of their constituents back in their home countries who haven't been allowed to vote on this momentous change.
Read about it here: http://www.brusselsjournal.com/node/2773
Watch the video here:http://more-to-life-than-shoes.blogspot.com/2007/12/protest-they-didnt-want-you-to-see.html