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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by Tom Fackler - Mar. 13, 2011

This article is an opinion filled with a lot of implications, but no substance. Better journalism on the same topics would be found in the wikipedia articles and the background Talk Pages for European Union and United States of America.

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