It’s for their own good. Sure, there’s minor inconveniences like the loss of proper representation and arbitrary regulations imposed without the consent of the people. But, other than that, what’s the downside?
The President’s press secretary, Jay Carney, has said that he welcomed the Prime Minister’s call for Britain to remain in the European Union, adding that the US believed the UK was stronger for being in the EU, and the EU was stronger for having the UK as a member.
I’m not sure about the backwards thinking on this. More from the BBC…..
The White House doesn’t care about the EU’s internal organisation, and Europe is hardly its biggest concern anyway, but Mr Cameron’s promise is definitely an unwanted irritation.
Europe is hardly our biggest concern? Well, no, not all of Europe. But, for most in America, I think Western civilization is of a large concern. At least, it should be.
Assistant Secretary of State for European affairs Phil Gordon has been unusually blunt. He is publicly saying that referendums could turn countries inwards.
“We have a growing relationship with the EU as an institution, which has an increasing voice in the world, and we want to see a strong British voice in that EU. That is in America’s interests. We welcome an outward-looking EU with Britain in it,” he said.
President Obama repeated this view in a phone call to Mr Cameron.
I can’t think of a more insidious way to depreciate the special relationship we have with Britain than to dilute their voice with other members of the EU.
Each group of people are unique. The EU cannot speak for all without suppressing many. Indeed, the EU lends a voice to the few, while muting the many.
Has the individual become so irrelevant that unique societies are no longer deemed worthy of a voice?
The success or failure of the EU, in the eyes of world leaders, is an harbinger of things to come. I don’t wish this on my children nor grandchildren. I would “die in the last ditch” before I see this obscenity happen in the US. Truth be told, I don’t wish this on anyone.