If that's not enough, read the document itself. It's a complete inversion of any prinicples of freedom. It enshrines contraditions such as
The Union shall work for the sustainable development of Europe based on balanced economic growth and price stability, a highly competitive social market economy
into the highest law of the land. It makes subservience to the UN a fundamental principle of political life.
It guarantees the right against involuntary servitude, except for
any work or service which forms part of normal civic obligations.among other things. It protects free speech and free assembly, except
...in the interests of national security, territorial integrity or public safety, for the prevention of disorder or crime, for the protection of health or morals, for the protection of the reputation or the rights of others...It protects private property, except for
right of a State to enforce such laws as it deems necessary to control the use of property in accordance with the general interest
And the exceptions will be legion. The EU contitution indirectly incorporates the ironically named UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights (via it's direct incorporation of the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms), which includes bogus "rights" such as
the right to social security and is entitled to realization, through national effort and international co-operation... economic, social and cultural rights indispensable for his dignity and the free development of his personality.and "the right to equal pay for equal work.", along with
the right to just and favourable remuneration ensuring for himself and his family an existence worthy of human dignity, and supplemented, if necessary, by other means of social protectionAdd to this the right to free education, and an "adequate" standard of living, and and you have a recipe for totalitarianism.
These positive "rights" have to be produced. They have to be provided by someone. There is no way these rights can be granted to some without taking them, by force if necessary, from someone else. Of course, that too is provided for in this constitution (via its incorpration of the UN Universal Declaration), through
duties to the community in which alone the free and full development of his personality is possible.
With these collective handouts made the supreme law, its raising of the state(s) to the source and purpose of economic and moral considerations, and Junkers claiming of an unlimited number of "Mulligans", this is the French Terror, the October Surprise, and the Reichstag fire all rolled into one and writ large across an entire continent. Ironically, it may be the French who wind up as the accidental heroes in this. They're doing it for the wrong reasons, but they may be the ones to kill this hideous beast.
UPDATE: Well, the French went and busted up the whole plan. And as I said, they did it for entirely the wrong reasons:
They feared the treaty would open the EU to unfettered free-market capitalism, trampling on workers rights.Those idiots. The constitution would have effectively eliminated the possibility of true free-market capitalism in Europe for generations. So now they want to renegotiate for an even more socialist constitution? Well, Europe, don't come crying to us when your best minds and best markets flee to the US.