June 4, 2005
What are we to make of the rejection of the European constitution by France and now by the Netherlands?
In a newspaper column I made some observations I will share on the radio for those who may have missed it.
I always thought the idea of a United States of Europe was based on a false premise and a flawed foundation.
America was formed out of certain biblical principles.
The colonies put aside some of their religious, political and economic concerns in order to form a more perfect union.
Europe debated whether to include God in their constitution and then rejected him.
The 400-plus page document is a modern tower of Babel which deservedly has come crashing down, especially on the arrogant French, whose president Jacques Chirac was the moving force behind it.
Whether they will try again is still up in the air, but one thing is clear.
Unity is not union and despite its common euro currency, economic unity does not bring political and spiritual union.
Europe has severe problems including strong Muslim immigration, high unemployment in some countries and the fear of cheap labor further ruining economies.
That won’t be solved by a document, especially one without God.
Traveling in England, I’m Cal Thomas.
Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C. Watch his television show, After Hours with Cal Thomas, on the Fox News Channel, Saturdays at 11 p.m. Eastern Time