It was a naked power grab
Wake up people of Europe, your liberty has been absconded with. The slippery slope started when you excepted the idea of the welfare state, or big nanny state government. Now you’ve been led down the primrose path to EU ‘citizenship’ over which you have no control, with over 70% of legislation being rubber stamped in your domestic parliaments having originated in Brussels. Wake up, and challenge your politicians and elected leaders, challenge them on whether your country is really sovereign or not. Challenge your media to cover the undemocratic side of the EU (there’s a lot to cover).
NOTE: Remember what Bill Clinton said the other day about big government:
“I have a pretty good idea how the 21st century works and (pause) there’s not a single successful country on the planet that operates on the theory that the government is the problem (pause) not one. Every successful country has both a strong private economy and a smart, strong government that work together to provide economic opportunity, educational opportunity, provide decent health care and get into the future.”
The Tundra Tabloids begs to differ with that statist view, and with the leviathan that has been created within the heart of Europe, that has stolen all of our liberty. Remember folks, what you earn and the wealth you’ve accumulated, to be passed on to your children as your legacy, is in fact your liberty, and that liberty has been snatched away twice over, domestically and by a far away government completely unanswerable to you. KGS
H/T: Frank Kitman
The money quote:
Even without the ultimate institutions of economic and political union, which still elude the EU, actual power over fiscal policy will be taken from the hands of national leaders. And if, as a voter, you cannot influence your prospective government’s tax and spending policies, what exactly are you voting for?
This was the week that European democracy died
Democracy went down in a blaze of glory last week. Both the German Bundestag and our own House of Commons put up one hell of a fight against the dying of the light. Maybe history will record that fact in an elegy on the demise of the great 18th-century experiment in government by the people: they were eloquent to the end. Because at the end, eloquence was all they had.
Trying to hold back the resurgence of oligarchy – the final dismantling of democratic responsibility in the governing of Europe – has been looking pretty hopeless for a long time. That eruption of excellent rhetoric and faultless argument which sprang to the defence of the rights of the governed (and in Germany’s case, of constitutional legality) made the loss seem all the more tragic, but no less inevitable.
So this is where we are. The agreed EU “stability union” triumphantly paraded before the media in Brussels will have the power to approve or disapprove budgets of countries in the eurozone – that is, to vet and police them – before they are submitted to the elected parliaments of those countries. In other words, parliaments which are directly mandated by, and answerable to, their own populations will not control the most essential functions of government: decisions on taxation and spending. Even without the ultimate institutions of economic and political union, which still elude the EU, actual power over fiscal policy will be taken from the hands of national leaders. And if, as a voter, you cannot influence your prospective government’s tax and spending policies, what exactly are you voting for?