Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Constitutional Pride

Quote of the day from a fascinating talk delivered by Judge Gerard Hogan to the Constitutional Convention:
18. While, therefore, some of the criticisms of the Constitution’s more contentious clauses are all too well-founded, the criticisms directed at the bulk of the document generally are not. It appears to be another example of all-too typically Irish characteristics of negativity, lack of self-belief and lack of civic pride in our institutions and in our own achievements.
His explanation of the European origins of our constitution is a healthy antidote to the Anglocentric manner in which our Commentariat tend to view such matters.

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