20 Jun 2016

Brexit EU Referendum: Eternal Vigilance is the Price of Freedom

Calved from necessity after 1945 the Common market was officially transformed at Maastricht in 1993. For the 23 years since, this European Union, this controversial institution carved out a deceptive mission to manage “Art of Superstate.”  Now, it is finally under the spotlight of accountability. The question being put to the British citizens is do we accept or reject this deception and its entire works.

The debate is so close; none can make a sure call for the outcome.

British conscientiousness is expressed in a field beside the 303 highway
at Basingstoke, Hampshire, England.
Image June 2016   
The result of the British referendum will offer the UK two choices; a courageous path to a Global role; or to be locked into the EU’s plan for Superstate with a divided populace in a divided Europe, steamrolling towards further confrontation over the nature of its flawed character. 

For the Brussels Federalists, it now matters little how the vote is cast. Either way there will never be a meaningful trust towards the EU machine after this referendum.  – Art of Superstate- is Finished.

This era, when a group of faceless unelected and self-serving Federalists and their technocrat servants wallow in their dream of instructing hundreds of millions on how to run their affairs, is Over.

After this vote - regardless of the outcome -the tone and atmosphere in the corridors of the Commission’s Berlaymont building in Brussels-will (and rightly so) - be one of despondent self pity at its failure to pressure and coerce Europe into a federal state.

History will point out that no project of such magnitude can succeed without proper consultation with the people and their willing support.

Of course, without Britain, the EU will struggle on for a while; maybe into the next financial crisis, when the Euro buckles and is deserted.  Maybe the closeness of the vote will set off a change reaction across Europe. Maybe there will be another attempt to ignore the people and carry on with the Federalists plans. Maybe –maybe –maybe!

One truth is evident- In ignoring the value of Freedom and Democracy cherished by those who have won and kept it safe through thick and thin -the EU was always destined to fail.

The painted view from Britain is why
take a chance with its Democracy and Sovereignty.
After all the EU is just an ideology. And ideologies
 can go very wrong. Just ask our forefathers.
Image; Chartwell House June 2016   
In gazing through the Looking Glass - painting a picture of the future, I see a European Union struck down by the folly and arrogance of its own character. This folly is its inability to reform or respond to citizens concerns.

Twenty-first century UK has modern leadership roles, one of which is to check dangerous moves by those who would put themselves above the will of the people.

The EU has pursued its objectives to dilute plebiscite rights and opinions in favour of an unproven ideology.

The European Union project is widely considered a threat to freedom and democracy.  And so as I prepare to vote Leave I think of these two quotes about safeguarding democracy over the past centuries.

“The condition upon which God hath given liberty to man is eternal vigilance; which condition if he break, servitude is at once the consequence of his crime, and the punishment of his guilt.” - John Philpot Curran Irish lawyer and politician - Speech July 10, 1790, Dublin.

“Freedom is fragile and must be protected. To sacrifice it, even as a temporary measure, is to betray it.” - Germaine Greer, Feminist activist - “The Female Eunuch” October 1970 London.