Comments by mr. Jakub Jermar

Esteemed Klinkers and Tombeur,

In Paper 22 you propose to fix the seat of the European Congress in Brussels. I have some doubts about whether this is the right thing to do. Imagine, for example, that the Constitution is adopted by the citizens of 9 states, but not by citizens of Belgium. The Federation would then be cornered by its own Constitution to have its Congress outside of itself and a first amendment would be necessary.

Another thing which comes to mind is what happens if there is a war and Brussels is occupied by a foreign army? Why not simply give the Congress the power to decide its own seat?

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"It has been frequently remarked, that it seems to have been reserved to the people of this country, by their conduct and example, to decide the important question, whether societies of men are really capable or not, of establishing good government from reflection and choice, or whether they are forever destined to depend, for their political constitutions, on accident and force."— Alexander Hamilton