Wednesday, June 16, 2004

European Parliament elections held -- what about North American Congress?

The European Parliament (what a great institution and a triumph of democracy) held elections last week. They used (of course) the only modern form of elections: proportional representation. 10% of the votes earns 10% of the seats and there are no feudal single-member districts.

Here's a factsheet.

My question is: when will we get a North American Congress elected from the people of Canada, the United States and Mexico, to make sure that the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is working well and apply contintent-wide regulations and laws when things are breaking down -- like in transportation, drug trafficking and as we know here in Chicago, extradition, not to mention raising wages in Mexico so millions of Mexicans won't have to pay sketchy coyotes to come illegally into the U.S. and live as second-class non-citizens.

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