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UKIP is RIGHT: The EUROPEAN UNION intends to be a SUPEREMPIRE not built on the CONSENT of the GOVERNED!

Daniel Hannan, a Tory MEP who was reelected this election, although he ought to defect to UKIP right away comments in the UK Telegraph on how the new European Commission President, Jean Claude Juncker, is committed a EU super empire.

The EU has just entrusted its political direction to a man who has spent his entire life campaigning – perfectly honestly, to be fair to him – for a United States of Europe. Among other things, he wants a common EU citizenship with reciprocal voting rights in national elections; a pan-European minimum wage; a unified EU diplomatic corps; a federal police agency; and EU-wide taxation. And this is the man whom 26 out of 28 governments have just voted to appoint.

This is a recipe for superempire.  The taxation and police are most disturbing.  Hannan states that PM Cameron wants to opt back into the EU arrest warrant.  But that is dangerous; a Briton that writes a blog in the UK might be arrested for a hate crime in another EU nation – at least in theory. We fought the Revolution, inter alta, to combat the practice of the British authorities bringing colonists to trial in Britain.

Apparently many other European leaders, wedded to Tweedledee/Tweedledum politics, agree with President elect Juncker:

First, the new Finnish prime minister hectored us, telling us to ‘smell the coffee’ and realise how dependent we were on the EU, whatever form it took. Then Angela Merkel, coming out of the meeting, gave a press conference in which she said that ever-closer union must apply to all 28 member states, that ‘reform’ in her mind applied to economic liberalisation, not to any repatriation of powers, and that the process whereby European political parties nominated the Commission President, as if the EU were a single federal electorate, would henceforth be normal.

Hannan argues in this Telegraph UK blog post (And he is RIGHT!)  that the United Kingdom has to get out of the EU.  There will be now a in/out referendum and Great Britain will end up out of the EU in some kind of associated state status for trade purposes.   Hannan has showed the UK people the way out (this is part of what he would say if he were PM Cameron):

We will need a different status, one based on free trade and intergovernmental co-operation, not on political merger. You can call it “privileged partnership” as Jacques Delors does. You can call it “associate status”, as the Union of European Federalists do. You can call it EFTA-plus, or renegotiation, or country club membership or anything you like, provided we can all agree on the substance, namely that we accept the free movement of goods, services and capital, but we no longer accept the primacy of EU over UK law on our own territory. *  *  *  We could end up with a deal that benefits the whole of Europe: a pan-continental free market, stretching from Iceland and the Faroe Islands to Turkey and Georgia, encompassing 40 or 45 states, within which there would be a tighter grouping of maybe 20 or 25 countries with a single currency and shared political institutions. Wouldn’t that leave everyone happier?

My view is:  There is only one way to ensure the UK gets out of the EU – voting UKIP.  The Tories must enter into an electoral pact that would bring UKIP in as a junior coalition partner.  But what ought to happen, but it is not likely unfortunately, is the people need to find a way to vote UKIP in as a majority in Westminster.  Nothing less than Britain’s future is at stake.

The EU superempire is NOT our friend here in the US, either.  We should be trying to undermine European unity.  Instead we have helped enhance it.

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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Nothing is more conservative than a republican wanting to get their majority back. And nothing is more liberal than a republican WITH a majority.

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