Spain opposes democratic self-determination:
The president of Spain’s powerful northeastern region of Catalonia on Saturday formally called an independence referendum, the latest secession push in Europe and one of the most serious challenges to the Spanish state in recent years. Catalan leader Artur Mas signed the decree to call the referendum in a solemn ceremony in the regional government headquarters in Barcelona, flanked by most of the region’s political leaders who support the vote….
Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy was flying back
from a state visit to China when Mas made his declaration. He has
repeatedly said Spain’s constitution doesn’t allow referendums on
sovereignty that don’t include all Spaniards, and experts say the
Constitutional Court is almost certain to declare the vote illegal.
This is why it is impossible to take people who claim to support democracy seriously. Whether it is the proper definition of marriage or independence that is on the table, when push actually comes to shove, they usually find a way to invalidate the very Will of the People upon which their very legitimacy rests.