Is Kathy Sinnott Ireland’s Ron Paul?
Ron Paul has become a sensation in the U.S by honestly speaking out against Government corruption, surveillance, against war, against Gov taxing life savings (inflation by printing money) and he has become a beacon for freedom on a scale which the people have not felt in decades. Not surprisingly he broke the historical political records by raising over six million dollars in one day for his 2008 presidential campaign.
Looking through MEP Kathy Sinnott’s past debates we can see a lot of similarities to Ron Paul by her openly and honestly speaking her mind in favour of the people instead of spewing out political spin in favour of global corporations and ‘big brother’ schemes. Kathy Sinnott is a diamond among the rough, unfortunately there are a lot of ‘rough’ who don’t do their jobs (serve the people).
To verify that Kathy Sinnott could be Ireland’s Ron Paul we have included great extracts from some of her speeches below:
Awards won by Kathy Sinnott: Irish Independent Person of the Month (2000). Peace and Justice Award (2000). Irish Tatler Woman of the Year Special Recognition Award (2001). ESB/Rehab Person of the Year Award (2001).
Environmental quality standards in the field of water policy (debate)
“In Ireland we add hydrofluorosylic acid to our drinking water as a so-called medicinal product in order to prevent dental decay. It is illegal to force-medicate populations with this dangerous toxic waste substance, which has caused an increase in bone disorders. Water is a basic human right, a necessity.”
Debate on the future of Europe (debate)
“However, the report has several glaring omissions – more than I can mention, so I will confine myself to the subject of China. China is the only country in the world where the suicide rate is higher for women than for men. Approximately 500 women commit suicide in China every day, and yet the report does not say one word about China’s ‘one child’ policy, which denies women the right to make real choices in their lives. What is more, it says nothing about disabled people in China.”
“I met with a disability group when I was there last year, and everything pointed to the fact that people with disabilities like Down’s Syndrome are simply eliminated before or after birth.”
“When you allow this kind of omission and, at the same time, sit down at friendly trade negotiations with China, you are in danger of signalling EU approval.”
Organic production and labelling of organic products (debate)
“Some things are black and white. Organic and genetic modification are opposites. A food cannot be called organic if it is genetically modified. To pretend GM food contaminant can be labelled organic is so ludicrous that we have to ask why this possibility is allowed for in this directive.”
“Is it because the Commission knows that co-existence will not work? If we carry on with the Commission’s GM coexistence policy, organic farms will inevitably be contaminated. Is it because the Commission realises that if GM agriculture goes ahead it will destroy organic farming unless we redefine ‘organic’? This would be a gross injustice and deception of organic farmers, sellers and consumers.”
Implication of the UN forces in sexual abuses in Liberia and in Haiti (debate)
“Mr President, after East Timor, Somalia, Kosovo and Congo, can we really see what is happening in Haiti and Liberia as exceptional?”"Wherever the UN goes it seems that sexual abuse occurs against the civilians they are supposed to protect.”
“Though sexual abuse has been a problem there [East Timor] since the arrival of the UN in 1999, not one UN staff contractor or soldier has been brought to justice, even when it involved East Timorese children. The Pope and the Vatican are held responsible for sexual abuse by priests, so why does the same principle not apply to Kofi Annan and the UN?”
Promoting healthy diets and physical activity (debate)
“MSG, which is now in many savoury snacks and processed foods, is increasingly being linked to obesity, especially when eaten by children in their early years of development. Similarly, Aspartame, an artificial sweetener found in many sweet processed foods, is linked with appetite disturbance. Ironically, Aspartame found in many foods labelled ‘diet’ or ‘lite’ can make those who ingest it want to eat more. Both are synthetic chemicals that work by exciting the taste buds. These flavour enhancers can also dull the taste buds, making natural un-enhanced foods unattractive.”
Shipments of radioactive waste and nuclear spent fuel (debate)
“I should like to say to the Commissioner that when I look at the report, which clearly identifies radioactive waste as deadly, I wonder why we still see nuclear power as an option, even, as I have seen in some new lobbying efforts, passing off nuclear energy as ‘green’.”
“We [Ireland] are not factored into this report, yet we need to be protected because we have Sellafield, a British reprocessing plant, very close to our shores.”
“The Irish Sea – the narrow strip of water that separates us from Sellafield – has, because of Sellafield, become the most radioactive body of water in the world.” Sellafield is expanding and preparing to take more and more radioactive waste for reprocessing. Any waste coming from continental Europe will most likely be shipped through the Irish Sea, putting us at additional risk. We in Ireland seem to have no say in this.”
“In the area of smoking, legislators have come to recognise the significance of passive smoking and have taken measures to defend the people who are near the smoker. We need to recognise the effects and risks of reprocessing, shipment and reshipment on everyone, not just the countries of origin and destination that are making money from the nuclear business.”
Nanosciences and nanotechnology (debate)
“the main focus of the report is…the need for Europe to be at the forefront of their development…”
“Legislation should, at minimum, keep up with research. In the hurry to get ahead of China and the United States, we may see regulation including risk assessment as being something that could hold us back. However, there are questions on non-therapeutic human enhancement, privacy, equity, patenting, military applications, safety and health and the environment, which we need to answer first. Regulation in this case should ensure that we do not in our haste create very difficult problems. If it is good regulation, it will serve research and make it more focused and effective. ‘Look before you leap’ has always been a good and useful maxim.”