Thanks to Baron Bodissey and Dymphna at Gates of Vienna, there's this latest bit of news from Ireland. A second referendum on the Lisbon Treaty is slated for October 2nd, and an Irish reader of Gates of Vienna sounds scared (you'll need to click the link to read the e-mail).
Gates of Vienna: To Ireland in the Coming Times
The Baron correctly notes that we who are not Irish can only pray, but he does note what the Irish themselves can do:
But our Irish readers, in addition to praying, should remember to bypass the media propaganda blanket and spread the word to family, friends, co-workers, and acquaintances: this vote matters. It is about affirming a traditional Irish identity and remaining autonomous. It demands a rejection of control by distant power-hungry elitists — those unaccountable Brusselcrats who have no interest in the well-being of Ireland, but desire only the further accretion of their own power.
Just like here in America, where we have elitist politicians trying to shove European socialist policies down our throats, the European Union (the would-be United States of Europe) is trying yet again to force the Lisbon Treaty down the throats of the Irish.
Ireland, you've voted Nay to this dictatorial treaty once before; please vote Nay again. It's your country, your country's sovereignty and your very identity as Irishmen which is at stake. More importantly, it's also your freedom as Irishmen which is at stake.
P.S. In case anybody reading this has forgotten the first round between Ireland and the EU over the Lisbon Treaty: