Liberals want to torture Sean Hannity. Interpreting amnesty advocates. The EU is too big. Plus more.
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The current administration’s policy on “torture” is a poorly
thought-out political gesture but the result of adopting it
is that they have placed our people at a tactical and strategic
disadvantage and have emboldened the enemy. Doen’t that violate
the president’s oath of office to support and defend the
— Bill Bagwell
Re: Doug Bandow’s Klaus Encounters:
Another great article from Doug Bandow — right on the money!
Sadly, however, I have some bad news for him. I have a number of British friends who see the E.U. from the completely opposite viewpoint. I have no doubt whatsoever that their viewpoint sweeps across, not only the U.K., but all of the European Union.
Try as I might, I cannot convince them of the very dangers Mr. Bandow enumerates! They won’t believe me when I tell them that the U.S. has been undergoing the exact same dominating interference from a centralized federal government, and that they should learn from and benefit from our sad experience.
I have actually given up trying, for fear of losing some good friends.
Their resistance takes two forms. The first is a set of philosophical blinders which they willingly wear, not just “even though,” but precisely because, they allow themselves to see only what they want to see.
The second is a philosophical blindfold. With this, it’s not even a matter of tunnel vision — it’s a complete blacking out of everything about the E.U. As long as they can keep putting one foot in front of the other, they keep on walking.
Both sets want desperately to believe that there is value in a super-government in Europe, with dreams of economic strength, international influence if not dominance, and social nirvana here on earth.
E.U. “micromanagement” as the price for that? Not only do they accept the very micromanagement by the Eurocrats that Mr. Bandow describes, they blandly insist that it doesn’t happen.
And none of them want a referendum.
— A. C. Santore
Might I contribute some facts and figures to Doug Bandow’s illuminating article?
There are potentially some 375,000,000 EU-voters, and 785 members of the EU parliament. This works out at one such member “representing” close on half a million EU-burghers.
This constitutes, in the opinion of one British
citizen, democracy diluted.
— John C. Constable