"If you go to Brussels you see how seriously the Eurocrats take their mission to bureaucratize the entire continent. It is as bad as Washington, D.C. Worse, actually, since at least the U.S. is a country and most people view themselves as Americans. But the only way the Eurocrats can consolidate a government in Brussels is by preventing anyone from voting on it. Only Ireland out of 27 European Union members allowed its people to vote on the treaty/constitution, and they voted no. So now the Eurocrats spend half their time dreaming up strategems to force the Irish into line."