- Oct 24, 2010
The Cordeliers speak the truth!Minister,
It is not just myself I speak for, when I say that I don't believe you. Your words are soothing, but your actions few; in fact, one could state that your words are deceiving. You speak of universal suffrage, equality for the people, all things which I support with all my heart, things we have fought for in the Revolution. Yet on the other hand, from the side of this government there is neither unversal suffrage nor any attempt to implement it - or, for that matter, any of the Revolutionary ideals. There has not been a single attempt to address the unfolding crisis, only meaningless administrative reform.
Universal suffrage will come, you whisper, but only after the people pledge their vocal support for less appetizing parts of your plan. At this time, I find myself wondering if the suffrage amendment will be "delayed", or that you will in fact propose it, knowing that your fellow Feuillants will vote against no matter what.
Monsieur Blair, you are a brilliant and cunning politician, an adept statesman, and a masterful orator. And for that, you are the very worst thing that could have happened to the France I hold so dear. You know as well as I do that the people want liberty and equality. You know they want to break free of the chains of the feudal elite. And, quite brilliantly, you use this as a means to push your own agenda. I just wish, that along with our brothers in the streets of Paris, the rest of France would realize this...
- "Le Préfet" Renaud de Cartelège
Nobody can deny the oratory skills of our Minister, but neither he can expect that we will be satisfied by mere words!
I agree with the points raised by the "Préfet", we need less words and more actions! We, and the People of france, demand unrestricted suffrage now, we do not want promises or delays, we want true suffrage now! The People of Paris won't give up their fight until they won't have what they asked for.
The Suffrage Act
Ah, excellent. The People of France will be satisfied!
This will be the first step on the road for a French nation truly free from tyrants and despotism.
- André Bouchard