Statist mindset: Never let a self inflicted crisis go to waste.
The EU has been on the trajectory of eventually becoming a federal state from the very beginning, anyone who says differently is either ignorant, or being disingenuous. It’s founding has been the complete opposite to that of the United States of America, and though some are prone to make the comparison, the founding documents are diametrically opposed to each other.
The US constitution is based upon the principle of natural law, inalienable rights, individual sovereignty, limited representational government and protection of property rights. The Lisbon Treaty, or should I say the EU constitution, is based upon the theft of personal property, making the citizen into a subject that serves the state, and a non-representational technocracy run by a handful of self anointed elites.
In an interview with SPIEGEL, Harvard economist Kenneth Rogoff, 58, says it was a mistake to bring all the southern European countries into the common currency. He also argues that Greece should be granted a “sabbatical” from the euro and that a United States of Europe may take shape far sooner than many believe.