A European's Warning to America

The perils of following us toward greater regulation, higher taxes and centralized power.

The critical difference between the American and European unions has to do with the location of power. The U.S. was founded on what we might loosely call the Jeffersonian ideal: the notion that decisions should be taken as closely as possible to the people they affect. The European Union was based on precisely the opposite ideal. Article One of its foundational treaty commits its nations to establish "an ever-closer union." Full Story »

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Barry Grossheim
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by Barry Grossheim - Mar. 15, 2011

While I certainly disagree with the basic premise that President Obama wants to impose the European model on the United States this was still and interesting and informative read.

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