Well, let's see; the people are the government, right?
So, that means if any entity takes control away from the people, they have performed a coup d'etat.
Our government is attempting to do that right now with this ridiculously "Immigration Reform Bill", which spans some 326 pages.
Vote in Charles poll.
And, check out these comments from Fjordman:
I'm not sure you Americans are aware of this, but American authorities
are copying the European Union here. The EU Constitution is deliberately written
so complicated, long and incomprehensible that you can bury huge changes in a
mass of technical detail. I have been warning you against this for some time
now. This is exactly how the EU was built.
I’ve been pondering how it was possible to pull off a stunt as
large as the creation of Eurabia. There are many reasons for this, not the least
the emotional scars in Europe following two world wars and the passivity bred by
generations of intrusive bureaucracy. But one major factor has undoubtedly been
the skillful manipulation of language employed by its creators. The key to
hiding something in an information society such as ours is not to ban mentioning
of it. Prohibitions only trigger human curiosity. It is rather to make it sound
innocent, vaguely benevolent and above all exceedingly boring, and then drown it
in the cacophony of noise and impressions we get bombarded with every single
day. Since most people have short attention spans, they will soon move on to
something else even if they have a vague idea of what’s going on. If you
implement your agenda gradually over many years and refrain from openly stating
your end goals, you can get away with quite a lot.
Through such methods, the EU has managed to do what nobody has been
able to do since the Roman Empire, and hardly even then: To unite most of the
European continent, from Spain to Romania and from Finland to Italy, in one
political entity. This was achieved by downplaying crucial information and
drowning the public in irrelevant information, and by boring people into